PNC Book Club to Read “The Help”

ThehelpbookcoverThe Purdue University North Central Alpha Mu Pi English Club book club will meet Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Library-Student Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 on the PNC campus.

The group will read and discuss the best-selling novel “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. The book tells the story of African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the early 1960s. The novel is Stockett's first. It took her five years to complete and was rejected by 60 literary agents before agent Susan Ramer agreed to represent Stockett. “The Help” has since been translated into 40 languages and published in 35 countries.

The book inspired the movie, “The Help.” The movie was nominated for 86 various awards and won 64 awards, including an Oscar for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress by Octavia Spencer.

The Book Club will meet regularly during the academic year as members read and discuss various books of interest.