Saturday, April 10, 2010
by Kathryn Stockett - available in harcover
I loved this book by first time author, Kathryn Stockett. Her characterizations of wealthy white families and their black nannies and house cleaners are wonderful.
Having just graduated from college, Skeeter returns home to Mississippi and finds herself awakening to the disparity between the races. Her growing discomfort with the status quo and her tentative friendships with some of the black homeworkers, specifically Minnie, lead her down a very unexpected path.
Stockett brings us a splendid story of the struggles of the women of both races as they begin to deal with the moral issues of the era as well as wealth versus poverty.
The beauty of this novel is the strength these women find in themselves and each other.