Kathryn Stockett


Set in Mississippi in the early 1960s, the book tells the story of black women, white women, and the ways their lives interrelate. An unlikely alliance grows up between one privileged young white woman and at first one, then two, black women.

This book has been a popular choice for reading groups since it was published in 2009, so you may have discussed it with a group already. But we hope to invite a rather different response with these notes and, in particular, with the suggestions for prayer.