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The Help became a controversial book this spring.  A longtime family maid, Ablene Cooper, has complained that her story was used in the novel without her consent and the characterization is demeaning.  She filed a lawsuit against the author in February of 2011, with her employer’s support.  The complaint was widely reported, for example, in [...]

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HSU and College of the Redwoods will each offer  Book of the Year classes in the fall. Prof. Laurie Winter will offer a one-credit class at HSU this fall (Engl 480, # 41253, Founders Hall 235, with the first class to meet 6-6:50 on August 30 to organize sections.  There are no prerequisites and any [...]