The Help / Aug 15 @ 6:30 / Julie & Geff

This novel is set during the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi. This is when and where the author was raised. Black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. These are their stories.

Reviews: “Full of heart & history”, “Strikes every note with authenticity”, “A good old fashioned novel”.  (Publishers Weekly, Wash Post, NY Daily News)

Warning: This is a debut novel. It has 451 pages.

Some links:

  • The author’s remarks about why she wrote the book.
  • Barnes & Noble interview (podcast #14 in the list)

One response to “The Help / Aug 15 @ 6:30 / Julie & Geff

  1. Louise

    I just started The Help and was reminded of another book that you might enjoy reading: Like One of the Family by Alice Childress.

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