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- DescriptionIt was Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver. Some lines will never be crossed. Aibileen is a black maid: smart, regal, and raising her seventeenth white child. Yet something shifted inside Aibileen the day her own son died while his bosses looked the other way.
- Author BiographyKathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama, she moved to New York City, where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.
- PrizesShortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010.
- Author(s)Kathryn Stockett
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication14/02/2009
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFig Tree
- Out-of-print date10/05/2010
- Weight576 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine33 mm
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- 87c4110cc4cfe04...Sep 04, 2011by
Touching account of racial segregation in deep south
I bought this paperback upon the recommendation of a friend. It is a compelling read, quite a touching and at times shocking account of racial segregation in deep south. Reading the accent of a black person is trying at first, but I got used to it. The book cover states that it is immensely funny and one reviewer calls it a laugh-out-loud must-read; I do not find it funny in that sense at all.
- dykes5715Mar 11, 2012by
very good indeed.
Book recommended to me, I loved it. came quickly, good price and generally v. good expenience. I just wish I could start again now not having read it.