"Three extraordinary women, are about to take one extraordinary step." This line, cited from the cover of the book, definitely invites you to join in the journey.
Skeeter, a recent college graduate, who wants to be a writer,
Abileen, a colored maid raising her seventeenth white baby,
Minny, a colored maid with a large temper.
This story takes place in the early 1960's during the height of the civil rights movement. All three main characters find home in Jackson, Mississippi.
The book is written from each character's point of view, alternating chapters. You follow a span of about two years with them. The reader will look into the white familys' homes that Abileen and Minny work for, the cotton farm Skeeter's family owns, and the town and fashions of the era. Each section is written with great detail and attention to historical events.
Be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry out, as you read this extraordinary look into one of the most unforgettable moments in American history.
This #1 New York Times Bestseller was recently made into a major motion picture. Look for a The Movie vs. The Book review in the near future!
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