BookMark: The Help by Kathryn Stockett By SARA MAY CLARKSON • May 12, 2010 Related Program: WPSU's BookMark Tweet Share Google+ Email This novel takes place in Jackson, Mississippi, nearly 50 years ago. Learn about a difficult time in our country's past through an endearing tale. Visit the author's website. Read the NY Times review of The Help. Learn more about today's Jackson, Mississippi.