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Jonathan Odell’s new book, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League, is not The Help redux

Like The Help author Kathryn Stockett, Jonathan Odell is white and writes about interracial relationships in the segregated South. And like The Help, Odell’s new book focuses on the relationship between a privileged white woman and domestic workers. But here's the twist.

Townsend Prize: Ten Georgia books vie for the venerable award

Every other year since 1982, Peach State literati have collaborated to determine which Georgia books are deserving of the Townsend Prize, an award that honors great writing (and, incidentally, is named for *Atlanta* magazine’s founding editor, Jim Townsend).

Kathryn Stockett reflects on her newfound fame

The film version of "The Help" began production in July—in and around Greenwood, Mississippi—as the book itself passed an extraordinary milestone: one solid year on the New York Times bestseller list. It was one of the biggest success stories of 2009 and well into 2010, with more than 2 million books in print.

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