Kathryn Stockett

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'Humor and Heartbreak' Lift The Help

Film based on Kathryn Stockett novel stars Viola Davis, Emma Stone

(Newser) - Critics are impressed with certain aspects of The Help, Tate Taylor’s film about a young white woman interviewing black maids in 1960s Mississippi. But while some say the overall package is lacking, others are glowing.
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Nanny Sues The Help Author

Kathryn Stockett turned her into character, says brother's nanny

(Newser) - Author Kathryn Stockett's best-seller The Help borrows a little too heavily from real life and from one life in particular, according to a nanny suing the author. Ablene Cooper says the book's character "Aibeleen"—who, like her, is a middle-aged black nanny with a gold tooth whose son... More »

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