The Help

The Help - Kathryn Stockett This is probably one of the best books I have read this year! I LOVED IT !! Jackson, Mississippi - 1962 - "hippies" were not yet heard of - Martin Luther King was just gaining speed - segregation was the norm and violence prevailed. Everyone employed "coloured" domestics. They were allowed to raise your chldren for you, but heaven forbid they should use your bathroom or put away your silver without it being counted first. Skeeter Phelan sees the obsurdity of all this, but feels defenseless to do anything about it until she uses her greatest weapon, her writing ability. She gains the trust and cooperation of a bakers dozen of "dometics" to tell their stories in a book she hopes to publish. This book is her book. It tells the story of "the help" and those who employ them. (I listened to the audio book and the readers were AMAZING ... adding so much to the experience of the story)