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Friday, 20 April 2012

Two novels set in America's Deep South

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett was one of the top books to peak in 2011, a button-pushing and hugely popular novel about black domestic servants working in white Southern households in the early 1960s.  Set in Jackson, Mississippi you can just feel the tight mores of that era pulse through the pages and the story leaves you in no doubt that things are going to change forever. Just by the feel of the book you know you are in the South, the hot humidity, the wonderful dialogue and traditional domestic values.

If you enjoyed that book then you might enjoy "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt" by Beth Hoffman set 650 miles away in Savannah, Georgia (we were surprised by just how many books are set there!)

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