Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Help

Thanks to the recommendation of my friend Jody, I picked up a book called The Help recently, and once I started I couldn't put it down!  This is a quick, engaging bedside read, and I highly reocommend it.  The Marion Library has 3 copies available to borrow, or pick one up from Amazon today!  It would make a great Christmas gift for any woman who likes to read! 

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women--mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends--view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

Associated Press"At turns hilarious and heart-wrenching...[A] pitch-perfect rendering. Readers are hooked."

USA Today
"Thought-provoking...[Stockett's] pitch-perfect depiction of a country's gradual path toward integration will pull readers into a compelling story that doubles as a portrait of a country struggling with racial issues...This is already one of the best debut novels of the year."

People Magazine (3.5 out of 4 stars)
"[A] wise, poignant novel...You'll catch yourself cheering out loud."

 Entertainment Weekly
"Graceful and real, a compulsively readable story. When folks at your book club wonder what to read next month, go on and pitch this wholly satisfying novel with confidence. A-"

New York Daily News
"[A] story with heart and hope....A good old-fashioned novel."
Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Powerful...[Stockett's] attention to historical detail, dialect and characterization create a beautiful portrait of a fragmenting world...This heartbreaking story is a stunning debut from a gifted talent."

Christian Science Monitor
"Compulsively absorbing"

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