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Kathryn Stockett

Author of the New York Times Bestseller The Help

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Biography

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and creative writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. The Help is her first novel.

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  • The Help

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The Help

"Powerful...[Stockett's] attention to historical detail, dialect and characterization create a beautiful portrait of a fragmenting world...This heartbreaking story is a stunning debut from a gifted talent."

The Atlanta Journal Constitution

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