This exciting story is available in many formats.
Kathryn Stockett’s book can be checked out from the HSU Library. If copies are all in circulation, you can recall one using the “Make a Request” link. The HSU Bookstore offer copies for sale for those who want to own it. In addition, the Arcata branch of the public library has several copies for loan.
The HSU Library has ordered an audio version also for those who want to experience the flavor of the regional dialects. This recording has received critical praise, for example,
“Four peerless actors render an array of sharply defined black and white characters in the nascent years of the civil rights movement. They each handle a variety of Southern accents with aplomb and draw out the daily humiliation and pain the maids are subject to, as well as their abiding affection for their white charges. The actors handle the narration and dialogue so well that no character is ever stereotyped, the humor is always delightful, and the listener is led through the multilayered stories of maids and mistresses. The novel is a superb intertwining of personal and political history in Jackson, Miss., in the early 1960s, but this reading gives it a deeper and fuller power.” (Publishers Weekly)
Audible.com offers this recording for sale to individuals wanting to download it to their mobile device.
The Eureka branch of Humboldt County Library has three copies of the audiobook, as well.
August 12 will see the release of a major motion picture adaptation of the novel from Dreamworks.