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The Help

At book club last night we discussed The Help. This has to be one of my favorite books of all time. Now, before you think "wow, is the book THAT good?" (it is) you have to understand that my "favorite books of all time" list is an extensive one. I love me some good literature.
The Help is simply exceptional. As we discussed last night, the author, Kathryn Stockett, does an amazing job of detailing character development, to the point that you feel like you're reading about your friends, that you could call them up to chat or meet for coffee.
It's about a young white woman's mindful transformation in the pre-civil rights South and the unlikely friendship she forms with two black women who are employed as "the help" to wealthy white families. I can't recommend this book enough. Please read it.

We also watch a movie together at book club. Naturally we pick the movie that goes along with the book, but since the Hollywood version of The Help wont be coming out until August (cant wait!!) we watched Corrina Corrina. So good. I love 1990's Whoopie Goldberg. It was the perfect accompaniment to our book discussion!


Jweaver said...

I have been wanting to read this book for a year! My aunt recommended it to me last time we were in MD and my mom has it right now and is reading it- which says a lot about the book because my mom doesn't read. I mean, she reads of course, but not books for fun really.

Laurie Amos said...

The "southern" food was good too! What a great idea to have food that reflects the time period/subject of the book.