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Download The Help Mobi é ☆ Kathryn stockett ↠ [Ebook] ➠ The Help By Kathryn Stockett – Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary stepTwenty two year old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole M LibrariE 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 crossedIn pitch perfect voices Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town and the way women mothers daughters caregivers friends view one another A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy humor and hope The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by and the ones we don't jacket flap The Kindle DX I ordered is galloping to the rescue today AND for all the book purists which would include me this is a need rather than a want Post several eye surgeries I'm just plain sick of struggling to read the words on a pageHowever despite the visual challenges I read all 451 pages of The Help yesterday Clearly the book held my interest However I spent last night pondering why the book wasn't as good as my nonstop reading would indicate What was wrong? Most of all I think it was the book's ambivalent tone In brief a white woman Miss Skeeter Phelan one of Jackson Mississippi's socially elite convinces a number of the African American maids to tell her their story What goes on in the homes of the upper crust? How do these women really treat their maids? Though the book would be published anonymously and no locations would be given the stories provide enough detail so that the premise that the book could be received as being about Anywhere USA defies belief Further while having the book's source known might subject Skeeter to social ostracism this is the 1960s in Missa fuckin sippi in the middle of the very tense civil rights' battles For the maids discovery would mean loss of a job with no hope of getting another position and retribution that could include being falsely accused of a crime and jailed or even being injured or killedDespite the underlying tension and references to violent events that do occur the book teeters At times I was furious and in tears over the effing racism and the tragedies described But Kathryn Stockett keeps pulling back It's as though she wants it both ways Let's divulge the incredible cruelty and violence that black people routinely endured but let's also show the goodness of some white people and soft pedal the whole thing into a broader theme ie how difficult it is for two women in any uneual power situation to be friendsNope Sorry You can't have it both ways Though some of the women are kinder to their maids they did not fight against the separate but eual indignities that included building a nigra toilet in their home or garage so that the maids' nasty germs would not infect them the separate entrances the substandard schools the justice system that made a white accusation the same as proof and on and on and onI don't want a book to make me cry and then pull back and say It's all right It's not all right If you're going to write a book about this horrible time in our history and in a country where racism is still alive and well then do it all out What these women endured deserves Don't put it out there and then pull back and use a Doris Day lens It doesn't work

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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 brokenMinny 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 ownSeemingly as different from one another as can be these women will nonetheless com While it was a well written effort I didn't find it as breathtaking as the rest of the world It or less rubbed me the wrong way It reads like the musings of a white woman attempting to have an uncomfortable conversation without really wanting to be uncomfortable It's incredibly hard to write with integrity about race and be completely honest and vulnerable The author failed to make me believe she was doing anything beyond a show tell And if her intent isn't anything greater then it makes this book all the pandering to the white imagination of what it must have been like to be the help during that era It's passive self reflection at best and utterly uselessThe national fascination with this book makes me sick It makes me think of my grandmother who was the help to many white families for well over 50 years Her stories aren't too different from those told in this book but they are hers to tell If she were alive today I don't believe she would praise Stockett's book In fact I think she we would be horrified at the thought that her years of hard work in some cases for some very horrible people would be reduced to some wannabe feel good story of the past

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The HelpLibrarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereThree ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary stepTwenty 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 goneAibileen is a black maid a wise regal woman raising her seventeenth white child Something has I was uncomfortable with the tone of the book; I felt that the author played to very stereotypical themes and gave the characters especially the African American ones very inappropriate and obvious voices and structure in terms constructing their mental character I understand that the author wrote much of this as a result of her experiences growing up in the south in the 1960's and that it may seem authentic to her and that she was even trying to be respectful of the people and the time; but ultimately I thought that it was written from a very narrow idealized almost childish perspective of race relations without a true appreciation of the humanity and soul of the characters And the ultimate theme message ie why we're all the same there's no difference between us after all only reinforced my feeling that this is written from someone who has a very undeveloped or underdeveloped concept of race and race relations in the United States The author would benefit from exploring authentic African American voices Richard Wright James Baldwin Zora Neale Hurston Langston Hughes Toni Morrison Alice Walker Maya Angelou and understanding the scope range and most important the foundation of the emotions genuine African American characters express as a result of their journey as a people in the US hope frustration drive passion anger happiness sadness depression joy