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Kathryn Stockett Biography & Facts

Kathryn Stockett is an American novelist. She is known for her 2009 debut novel, The Help, which is about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s. Career Stockett worked in magazine publishing while living in New York City before publishing her first novel, which she began writing after the September 11th attacks. The Help took her five years to complete, and the book was rejected by 60 literary agents before agent Susan Ramer agreed to represent Stockett. The Help has since been published in 42 languages. As of August 2012, it has sold ten million copies and spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.The Help climbed best seller charts a few months after it was released. Personal life Stockett grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City. She lived there for 16 years and worked in magazine publishing and marketing. She is divorced and has a daughter.Reflective of her first novel, Stockett was very close to an African American domestic worker.A lawsuit was filed in a Mississippi court by Ablene Cooper, a housekeeper who used to work for Stockett's brother. It claimed that Stockett used her likeness in the book. A Hinds County, Mississippi judge threw the case out of court, citing the statute of limitations. Stockett denies her claim of stealing her likeness and says she only met her briefly. References. Discover the Kathryn Stockett popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Kathryn Stockett books.

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  • The Operator synopsis, comments

    The Operator

    Gretchen Berg

    "What if you could listen in on any phone conversation in town? With great humor and insight, The Operator by Gretchen Berg delivers a vivid look inside the heads and hearts of a g...

  • The Gift synopsis, comments

    The Gift

    Jeri Anne Agee & Bryan Langdo

    A plucky girl from smalltown Alabama is in for a big surprise! Birdie Mae Hayes has pretty much the perfect life. Her best friend Sally lives just down the street, she's becoming f...

  • Substitute Me synopsis, comments

    Substitute Me

    Lori L. Tharps

    Zora Anderson is a 30yearold African American middle class, college educated woman, trained as a chef, looking for a job. As fate would have it, Kate and Craig, a married coup...

  • Henry the Cat synopsis, comments

    Henry the Cat

    Jeri Anne Agee & Bryan Langdo

    Birdie has a new petthat no one else can see!Birdie Mae Hayes is getting a handle on her new gift: her ability to sense and see things before they happen. Then, one morning, a fluf...