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The New York Times bestseller- "A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Stockett.
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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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!
A wonderful story
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.
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.