Keely - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
Hello fellow bookworms!
We are starting a new thread just for books that should definitely be on your must read list. This thread will be updated at least once every couple of weeks with a book that you may have missed that is very much worth reading!
For our first post, we are going to focus on an outstanding book that was read several months back on this book club. It is has been on the New York Times best seller list for 72 weeks in a row for hardback fiction, and is currently holding strong at #3.
It is definitely worth a read if you havent had a chance to get around to it, OR even worth a re-read for those who have read and loved it.
Please enjoy this book with a piece of chocolate pie!!!! (this is a hidden joke and only those who have read the book will know what it means, and for those who do know, please dont spoil it for the rest! Make them get the book and see for themselves...lol)
The Help - by Kathryn Stocket
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.
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 to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women--mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends--view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
Copyright © 2010 Kathryn Stockett