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November 3, 2009

Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP

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Katherine Stockett's debut novel, The Help, has been generating interest since its publication earlier this year. Set in 1963, it's the story of three women --- two African American maids in Mississippi and a young white woman who sees a story in the world that they live in.

An article in today's New York Times, "A Southern Mirrored Window," takes an in-depth look at The Help --- how Stockett came up with the idea, her not-so-easy path to publication, the novel's extraordinary success (it has stayed in the top 5 on the NYT hardcover fiction bestseller list since August), and the praise as well as the controversy it has garnered.

More on The Help:
Discussion Guide Blog Post Review Author Profile
Kathryn Stockett's Website
Podcast of Stockett Talking about The Help