The Help


Hi! Today, I debut as a guest poster on Nicole Basaraba’s Uni-Verse-City blog. It’s a bit of a departure from my usual blog fare, as my history buff side shows itself in my book review of THE HELP. For a taste, read on.

THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and major motion picture. A good friend of mine recommended it to me as a must-read.

The novel is set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960’s. This was a time of great social upheaval in America’s Deep South. Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement featuring real-life figures Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, the setting is anchored by Stockett with historical references.

Stockett sprinkles in popular 60’s TV, inventions, personalities, and music. Jackson life is depicted through three main characters—Abileen, Minnie, and Skeeter. I enjoyed a trip down memory lane…

This is one of those rare books whose characters will live on your head . Join me over at Nicole Basaraba’s Uni-Verse-City blog to understand why.

Remember to stop by here for your weekly dose of Margarita Moments on Monday. I’ll be ready for an escape after all this academia. Wait a minute, I hear the blender whirring. Gotta go! Until then…

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Glover
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 20:17:57

    I’ll head over to your guest post, but I wanted to say here that we read The Help some time ago in my book club. Everyone enjoyed it. I have yet to see the movie, though. I’m always wary about whether books will translate well to the screen.

  2. Nicole Basaraba
    Sep 24, 2011 @ 03:21:39

    Sorry, Jolyse It might be my fault that the link to my blog in your post goes to the book cover. Here is the link to the post: http://universecityblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/jolyse-barnett’s-review-of-kathryn-stockett’s-the-help/

    Thanks for the review. 🙂

  3. A. C. Cockerill
    Sep 24, 2011 @ 16:28:29

    Hi Jolyse, This book is next in my reading queue, and a lot of my friends have recommended it, too. Cheers, Ashley

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