The Postmistress [Paperback]

Item : The Postmistress [Paperback]
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Author Author : Blake, Sarah
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0425238695
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780425238691
Publisher Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages Pages : 384
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100357849

Experience World War 2 through the eyes of two very different women in this captivatingNew York Timesbestseller by the author ofThe Guest Book.

“A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel.”—Kathryn Stockett, #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe 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 Postmistressis 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.Praise forThe Postmistress

“Some novels we savor for their lapidary prose, others for their flesh and blood characters, and still others for a sweeping narrative arc that leaves us light- headed and changed; Sarah Blake's masterful,The Postmistress, serves us all this and more. Compassionate, insightful, and unsentimental, this masterful novel is told in a rare and highly successful omniscient voice, one that delves deeply into the seemingly random nature of love and war and story itself. This is a superb book!”—Andre Dubus III, author ofHouse of Sand and Fog

The Postmistressis the fictional communique readers have waited for. Sarah Blake has brought small-town lC-

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