Wednesday, July 06, 2011

[Book Club Review] THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett


North Branch Women’s Book Club recently discussed THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, 2009)

The Help was an interesting read, for it showed the dynamics of Southern relationships concerning "the lady of the house" and "the help." This fictional writing takes a look at Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960's. The injustices that went on let us know that the maids were true heroines. They worked under stressful conditions while trying to provide for their own families.

Some readers thought that there was too much dialog that bogged down an otherwise enjoyable read. We wondered if the movie (scheduled for release in August) will be better than the book?

Karen Hall, North Branch Women's Book Club

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