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The Help

This book may be one of the best I have ever read – or in my case listened to! I listened

to audio books while exercising and I loved listening to this book.

The book is set in the early 1960’s in Alabama and is told through the voices of three

women, Aibileen Clark, a black maid to Elizabeth Leefolt, Minny, Abileen’s friend, a

younger black maid, and Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a white woman and a recent college

graduate, who is friends with the women employing the other two women. In the audio

book, the shifting points of view are told through the voices of different narrator and

different styles of speaking and accents are captured. As the story develops, it shows a

very enlightening picture of the struggles of white and black women in the early 1960’s,

but especially the plight of the black women, who had almost no power and no voice.

This book may be one of the best books you will ever read. I highly recommend it!

Review by Cathy Cunningham

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