Kathryn Stockett

The Help

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Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town…
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    ernestova13has quoted3 years ago
    Mississippi is like my mother. I am allowed to complain about her all I want, but God help the person who raises an ill word about her around me, unless she is their mother too.
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    “How many copies going to the white Jackson library?” Minny ask. “Zero?”

    I shake my head with a smile. “Three copies. Miss Skeeter told me on the phone this morning.”

    Even Minny look stunned. Just two months ago the white library started letting colored people in. I been in twice myself.
    ernestova13has quoted3 years ago
    “I didn’t . . . mean it like that,” he starts again. “What I mean is, things are fine around here. Why would you want to go stirring up trouble?”

    I can tell, in his voice, he sincerely wants an answer from me. But how to explain it? He is a good man, Stuart. As much as I know that what I’ve done is right, I can still understand his confusion and doubt.

    “I’m not making trouble, Stuart. The trouble is already here.”

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