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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  • Sep 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our September book will be... The Help by Kathryn Stockett!

Once again, here is the jacket blurb:

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...

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  • Sarah

    I enjoyed the book hugely.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I ended up not making it there, felt tired and stopped at a pub that was nearer to public transport.

    Also I can't help it but I seem to have a price gene these days that I didn't have before re pubs, and I still have a bitter taste from paying £5 at this pub for a bottle of Crabbies.

    All that said I didn't get a chance to finish the book either.

    September 13, 2013

    • Liz S.

      Sorry you didn't make it in the end Phillipe. Please have a look at the poll for the next venue, and feel free to suggest an alternate so I can add it to the mix.

      September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys I can't make it tonight.

    September 12, 2013

    • Liz S.

      Really sorry you couldn't make it Kim! Hope to see you next time.

      September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May try to make an entrance at some point!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds very interesting and captivating ! I can't come this Thurs, but hopefully next time. Best regards to everyone!

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now no time to read The Help:-( but already read it :-) so look forward to our meet.

    September 7, 2013

  • Liz S.

    Don't forget to bring suggestions for our next book poll :)

    September 4, 2013

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