"The Help" is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett. Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to ...
steal the silver...There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in a search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell..."The other side of "Gone with the Wind" - and just as unputdownable". ("The Sunday Times"). "A big, warm girlfriend of a book". ("The Times"). "Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" has changed lives. Its direct descendent "The Help" has the same potential ...an astonishing feat of accomplishment". ("Daily Express"). Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. "The Help" is her first novel.
Romanzo di una bellezza ineguagliabile!!! Mi sono affezionata tantissimo al personaggio di Abileen , al suo modo di fare, al suo carattere, alla sua forza ,al suo senso materno e al l'amore che non ha mai lesinato ai bambini bianchi che ha
..." cresciuto.Una donna di grande animo."Queste donne allevano un bambino bianco che dopo vent'anni diventa il loro datore di lavoro. È paradossale,perché noi vogliamo bene a loro e loro a noi...e noi non gli permettiamo neanche di usare il nostro bagno dentro casa."Continua...Nascondi
This reviewer cannot add much, if anything, to what others have already said about this extraordinary book. Any reader with any conscience, or any feelings, will think deep thoughts about race relations, and common human decency, in this country,
..." after reading this landmark story.Continua...Nascondi
consigliatissimo.. l'amicizia di tre donne bianche ai tempi del Ku Klux Klan... una delle tre prende coraggio e si assume la responsabilità di raccontare in un libro la storia delle donne di servizio nere... un libro contro il razzismo