"The Help" named 'Book of the Year'

Penguin Books USA

The Help by Kathryn StockettThe Help by Kathryn Stockett, published by Penguin's Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam in the US and Fig Tree in the UK, has been chosen by USA Today as the 2009 'Book of the Year.' The book has received huge acclaim and is currently number five on the New York Times bestseller list.

Read an excerpt from The Help and listen to our podcast (direct link to the mp3 file) with Kathryn Stockett.