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Author: Stockett, Kathryn
Binding: Hardback
Cover Price: 24.95
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Publishing

Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Copyright Year: 2009
Publication Year: 2009
ISBN#: 0-399-15534-1
LCCN#: 2008030185
Pages: 464
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 813/.6
LoC Classification: PS3619.T636 H45 2009
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Genre: Fiction
Series:
Series Number: 790
Condition: New
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Shelf: 10
Goodreads: Yes

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Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.