The Postmistress - Sarah Blake - Sarah Blake

The Postmistress

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 277426181357923606
  • Book Genre: Literary
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The Postmistress Book Summary

Experience World War 2 through the eyes of two very different women in this captivating New York Times bestseller by the author of The Guest Book.

“A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel.”—Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help

In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver it.

Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better...

The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve—and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history's tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life.

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The Postmistress - Sarah Blake Book Reviews

  • The Postmisteress (Bookwormpluss)

    Even though I was born in 1940 I love books about that period. I really enjoyed this one as her characters and description of that time are so realistic making me feel as if I was really there.
  • The Postmistress (Jeannie-stl)

    Excellent book. Thought provoking and gut wrenching story of the horrors of WW II and those who survived and will always remember.
  • wonderful novel (531reader)

    I first borrowed this book from the public library, and I loved it so much that I bought it in hardcover....and that's something I almost never do, no matter how much I love a book. It begins slowly, but will haunt you by the end. Read it!
  • The Postmistress (Tereprovi)

    A must read... it even pertains to today's life with war, hurt and hidden news and truths!
  • The postmistress (Wadermaker)

    Good life drama
  • Outstanding (Sarahk123)

    Haunting and well-written, a masterful weaving of lives and stories. At once sharply focused and blurred along the edges.
  • The postmistress (JRH)

    This was a very moving story about WW II. The characters were very believable. It was interesting reading about the War from a different perspective.
  • A wonderful story (SweetCharlotte)

    As relevant today as 70 years ago. People, the worlds we live in, and the loves/fears, hopes/hatreds.....only the tools are more advanced.
  • The Postmistress (Dave from MI)

    This is one of my favorite picks, a book I will tell everyone about. It is highly recommended by Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, and I could not put it down. Sarah Blake's writing style will take you back to the 1940's in a way that will make you feel that you are there during the remarkable days before the US became embroiled in the European conflict. I look forward to Blake's next book!

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