be Prepared To Meet Three Unforgettable Women:
twenty-two-year-old Skeeter Has Just Returned Home After Graduating From Ole Miss. She May Have A Degree, But It Is 1962, Mississippi, And Her Mother Will Not Be Happy Till Skeeter Has A Ring On Her Finger. Skeeter Would Normally Find Solace With Her Beloved Maid Constantine, The Woman Who Raised Her, But Constantine Has Disappeared And No One Will Tell Skeeter Where She Has Gone.
aibileen Is A Black Maid, A Wise, Regal Woman Raising Her Seventeenth White Child. Something Has Shifted Inside Her After The Loss Of Her Own Son, Who Died While His Bosses Looked The Other Way. She Is Devoted To The Little Girl She Looks After, Though She Knows Both Their Hearts May Be Broken.
minny, Aibileen's Best Friend, Is Short, Fat, And Perhaps The Sassiest Woman In Mississippi. She Can Cook Like Nobody's Business, But She Can't Mind Her Tongue, So She's Lost Yet Another Job. Minny Finally Finds A Position Working For Someone Too New To Town...
the Washington Post - Sybil Steinberg
southern Whites' Guilt For Not Expressing Gratitude To The Black Maids Who Raised Them Threatens To Become A Familiar Refrain. But Don't Tell Kathryn Stockett Because Her First Novel Is A Nuanced Variation On The Theme That Strikes Every Note With Authenticity. In A Page-turner That Brings New Resonance To The Moral Issues Involved, She Spins A Story Of Social Awakening As Seen From Both Sides Of The American Racial Divide.
Author : Kathryn Stockett
Publisher : Berkley
Published Year : 2011
Format : Paperback, 544 pages
Dimensions : 5.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)
ISBN : 0425232204
ISBN13 : 9780425232200
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Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...