by Kathryn Stockett (FIC/STO) Review by Ms. Bower
Three women, alternating as storyteller in each chapter, begin a secret writing project about the treatment of colored help in Mississippi in the early 1960s. Each woman assumes great risk in exposing the behind-the-scenes truth and changing the way women in the South view each other. Female readers in particular will be delighted, moved, and uplifted. How I wish I had written this book, penned by a first-time novelist!