The Help

by Kathryn Stockett | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingsota48wing of Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on 3/24/2017
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingsota48wing from Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on Friday, March 24, 2017
"Enter a vanished world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted to not steal the silver...

There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from college, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.

Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. No one else would believe they'd be friends; fewer still would tolerate it. But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries, they come to depend and rely upon one another. Each is in search of a truth. And together they have an extraordinary story to tell... ".

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Journal Entry 2 by wingsota48wing at Hokksund, Buskerud fylke Norway on Friday, March 24, 2017
I read this some time ago. OK, but I'm not a huge fan.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/21/2017 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017 in St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo fylke Norway


For the book buffet at the Convention in Oslo 2017.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/23/2017 UTC) at Somewhere in Oslo in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway


I picked this up from the book buffet at the 2017 BookCrossing Convention in Oslo specifically for release during the Sunday release walk from the convention venue to Vigeland Park (or from there to the Ibsen Museum, where I went afterward). I read another copy of this a few years ago and this is what I had to say then:

Aibileen and Minny are housemaids in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, who work for old friends of Skeeter (whose real name is Eugenia, but pretty much no one calls her that). Skeeter is the only one of her friends who didn’t drop out of college to get married, and is now back home after graduation, trying to figure out what to do with herself. She longs to be a writer, and with a little encouragement from a woman at a large New York publishing firm, she decides to write a book. She’s unsure of a topic until her friend Hilly’s “Home Help Bathroom Initiative,” encouraging all white families to get a separate “colored” bathroom installed in their homes for the help. According to Hilly, African Americans are genetically different from whites and carry special diseases. The idea that the very same person who cooks your food and cleans your bathroom would be so dirty as to require their own little stall out in the garage just baffles my mind. The double standard doesn’t end there, though. The white ladies of the Junior League regularly raise money to help “the poor colored children of Africa” and yet turn their noses up at the idea of helping the poor colored kids of Jackson. In secret, Skeeter and Aibileen write a book about life from the point of view of the help, conducting interviews with numerous maids around the city, all the while knowing about the very real danger if the wrong people find out. Meanwhile, Minny is dealing with a tarnished reputation due to her lying former boss (Hilly), an abusive husband, and the strange secretiveness of her new employer, Celia. This book is touching, maddening, hilarious, sad, and ultimately uplifting. Now I want a sequel. I want to know what happens to Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter. I want to know how Mae Mobley turns out when she grows up. In short, this was an excellent book and completely unforgettable. Highly recommended.

Anyway, I hope it's enjoyed by whomever finds it!
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Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Frogner bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Saturday, June 10, 2017
I brought the book on to my trip to Thailand, where it will be released today (10.06.2017).

Journal Entry 6 by Mirytta at Ko Phi Phi Don, Krabi Thailand on Monday, June 12, 2017
Despues de una larga caminata al view point en phi phi island, de vuelta a recoger las maletas y bajando las ecaleras hasta el puerto me encontre el libro, asi que me lo llevo de camino a chiang mai y bangkok para llegar a asturias la semana que viene.

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