Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Book Recommendation: The Help

I want to heartily recommend this book to you. It is a great story, and so well told. It takes place in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960's. The story is told by three women. This is historic fiction about the dynamics of whites and their black maids at the beginning of the civil rights era. Funny, sad, satisfying ending, I loved it.

11 comments:

Kayjay said...

Thanks Karen. Sounds like the kind of story I like. I've requested it from our library.

Kathi's Kreations said...

Karen, I just finished it and it is WONDERFUL!! I lived in Brandon, right outside of Jackson, and some of that thinking still goes on today, UGH :(

Everyone should read this book!

Quilts and Cats said...

I also listened to this book in an audio format on my MP3 and it was great. This is an excellent read and I too, recommend it to everyone.

Nancy said...

Karen,

I agree completely. I read it and have recommended it to many others.

Joan said...

I read it too, and since I grew up in the deep south in the 60s, I can affirm the authenticity of the story (although we were not affluent enough to have "help"). And yes, those attitudes do still live on in some old-timers unfortunately.

Anya said...

I agree...wonderful book. Very thought-provoking.

Becky said...

I read it and I loved it!

Laurie said...

Thanks for the recommendation - I'm always looking for a good read :)
Laurie

Kim S said...

I love this book... it's in my top 10!

Irish Kathi said...

I read it last month and like it very much. A few friends have picked it up since then.

Loretta said...

Loved this book...one of the best I have read.