Wednesday, March 17, 2010
What We're Reading
This book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, has been going around our office for quite some time. Our publisher and editorial director Margaret, as well as managing editor Lindsey, both read it in record time. The New York Times-bestseller is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s and follows main characters Skeeter (a wealthy Ole Miss alum questioning race relations in the South) and African American maids Minny (who is outspoken to a fault) and Abileen (an introspective mother who loses her only son). The three women embark on a journey that could change everything--or it could end in jail time, beatings or worse. Take it from Lindsey and Margaret--it's a great read!