I just finished this book and really liked it. It is set in the 60's in the south and presents the Civil Rights era from the the perspective of the maids/The Help in Jackson,MS. It is written by a woman from Jackson MS who grew up with a maid.
Although it is written in a place I grew up namely( MS )I didn't grow up this way. My family were factory workers and Maids their selves so I can more identify with The Help in this story than I can the rich people.My grandparents were poor sharecroppers who picked cotton right along with the African Americans.
Here is a review from Good Reads regarding this book The Help by Kathryn Stockett
More to come the middle of the week.