It’s Friday and it’s time for a giveaway!
The Help is set in the south in 1962 as civil rights issues are simmering to a boil. It unflinchingly explores the relationships between black housekeepers and the white women for whom they work. (Click here for a full review.)
I’ve always been drawn to books about race relations, from slavery to civil rights, across cultures and times. I find that it’s a constant theme in my own writing. Some of my favorite books dealing with these issues and their effects are Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Ernest Gaines A Lesson Before Dying, Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient, Edward P. Jones’ The Known World, and now, Stockett’s The Help.
I’m giving away a copy of The Help. All you have to do to win is leave a comment about the best book you’ve read dealing with race relations, and why it moved you. On Tuesday, I’ll do a random drawing of all those who commented, to award the book.
Good luck! I can’t wait to read your recommendations!!