Train on Thursday: Een keukenmeidenroman, Kathryn Stockett

Just admit if you see someone with a book somewhere you need to know what that person is reading. You do check what other people buy in the book store. You keep track what the person before you is checking out at the library and you hate the fact that you cannot see what someone is reading with all these e-readers nowadays. If you see a book on a blog with a pretty cover you will check it out in one go if it something for you... you actually do this with every book you see that seems to be of interest to other people. Did you recognize yourself already? If yes do join me in Train on Thursday.
The rules are simple. You spot a person reading a book and checked if it would be something for you no matter how that turned out. Write a post with general information of the book and the reason why it caught your interest and if you did or did not add it to your to be read pile.

Een keukenmeidenroman, Kathryn Stockett
Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

This book has been published for a while but every now and than it seems to be the period of the year to read it. I spotted it twice in the last three weeks.
I read this book and enjoyed it even though for me it did not live up to the hype that surrounds this book. I did feel the book shared an interesting view on social status which was accessible for people with not much knowledge about this situation. I am not sure I would recommend or gift this book to someone.
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05 January, 2014 delete

I love Train on Thursday :) My mother-in-law has read this book and told me it was amazing, so it's still on my TBR

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