depicts a specific time and place with such skill and artfulness that it feels so real. The voices of the women have a ring of truth and authenticity. The end is bittersweet, honest and only slightly teary. The Help
depicts all the shades of gray mixed in with the awful black and white (no pun intended) so well that the reader truly understands the complexities of the lives of these women. It also shows that some of the most simple gestures can touch the deepest. This book is a gem.