Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town.
ISBN:9780425245132 (movie tie-in trade pbk. ed.)
ISBN:0425245136 (movie tie-in trade pbk. ed.)
Physical Description:534 p. ; 21 cm.
Edition:Movie tie-in trade pbk. ed.
Publisher:New York, N.Y. :Berkley Books,2011, c2009.
Originally published: New York : Amy Einhorn Books, c2009.
Includes an essay by the author and a reading group guide.