Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:
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 have heard about her.