Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, October 1 at 3:30 pm to discuss The Help (2009) by Kathryn Stockett. [The author will not be present.]
This popular book, which has now been made into a movie, describes life and then change in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s among the women of the country club set and the black maids who raised their children.
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.
Led by Readers’ Services Assistant, Evelyn Fischel, Saturday Samplers is a book discussion group dedicated to sampling various kinds of literature, including short stories, nonfiction, new and old novels, and even teen fiction. Its goal is to search out interesting, noteworthy, and sometimes overlooked books. Readers can find information about the group and about the books and authors on the reading list at http://saturdaysamplers.blogspot.com. No sign-up is needed to join the discussion. Call the library at 766-0118 for more information.