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The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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Aug 19, 2011

it was ok
Read in July, 2011

A bit naive and sentimental. Maybe it was so hyped ahead of time. Craft: She planted things she didn't pay off; and paid off things she didn't plant. But a good debut novel. I LOVE the author's story. She got rejected 60 times, kept going back to rewrite, and finally found a publisher. for would-be authors, that is happy, hopeful news.

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Deb Victoroff Yes, I love to hear "rejected 60 times - big success" stories. I'm not quite sure if it applies to everyone, since sometimes a manuscript that's rejected 60 times simply sucks. But if you believe in your product, it says "keep going", and so that's what I'll take from it. thanks Susan!

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