The Help, by Kathryn Stockett arrived from Matthew Boyd, Marketing Coordinator for the Penguin Group. When Matthew asked me if I wanted an Advance Reader’s Edition of this debut novel, I jumped at the chance. The Help is a southern novel and is described on the flap as follows: ‘Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter, a new graduate of Ole Miss, who returns home to find that her beloved maid has disappeared; Abileen, a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child; and Minny, Abileen’s best friend, perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. Seemingly as different as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? For what? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.‘ Doesn’t that sound great? The Help is due for release in February.
Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center came to me from Laura Ford at Random House (Ballantine Books). Earlier this year I read Center’s first book and loved it (read my review), so when Laura asked it I’d like an Advance Reader’s Edition of this book I jumped at the chance. Everyone is Beautiful will be released mid-February 2009.
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