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2 edition of The postmistress found in the catalog.

The postmistress

Sarah Blake

The postmistress

by Sarah Blake

  • 81 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Wheeler Pub. in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Postmasters -- Fiction,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Massachusetts -- Franklin -- Fiction,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio broadcasting and the war -- Fiction,
  • Large type books,
  • London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1941 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Sarah Blake.
    GenreFiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.L3493 P67 2010b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24098745M
    ISBN 101410425762
    ISBN 109781410425768
    LC Control Number2010003423

    The Postmistress is one of those rare books. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. Sarah Blake seamlessly moves from inside one character to another, in a novel that reminds us of a time when the news travelled from post to paper to radio and that is how we learned about the world. The Sunday Times bestseller The Postmistress by Sarah Blake is a heart-rending and profoundly moving story of love and loss in World War II. It is , and bombs fall nightly on London. In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts 4/5(1).

    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. I read both reviews and went ahead and purchased this book. It is NOT the help. I have attempted to read this book and was quickly confused by the characters metamorphosing into the other. I could not tell who was who until the names were used. I just did not get it. I adored the Help and was bored by the Postmistress.

      So “The Postmistress” invents Frankie Bard, a famous “news gal” who works with Edward R. Murrow in London and is on the cutting edge of . Find books like The Postmistress from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Postmistress also liked: Major Pettigrew'.


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The Postmistress belongs in what Gellhorn called ‘the permanent and necessary’ library.”—Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist and Devotion “Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again.

The Postmistress is one of those rare books/5(). Sarah is the author of the novels, Grange House, the bestselling The Postmistress, and The Guest Book forthcoming; a chapbook of poems, Full Turn, and the artist book Runaway Girls in collaboration with the artist Robin Kahn.

She lives in Washington DC with her husband, the poet Joshua Weiner, their two sons, and a little white dog/5. Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.4/5().

The Postmistress belongs in what Gellhorn called ‘the permanent and necessary’ library.”—Howard Norman, author of The Bird Artist and Devotion “Great books give you a feeling that you miss all day until you finally get to crawl back inside those pages again.

The Postmistress is one of those rare books/5(). I read the accolades heaped upon this novel, and I remain perplexed. The postmistress was not the most important or interesting character in the book.

It more aptly could have been titled Frankie Bard: Radio Gal. It was a great idea for a WWII story, but could have been much better executed.4/5(). The Postmistress, Adelaide, is a wonderful and inspiring This is a book with many levels and factual account through bushfires, gold fields and The American Civil War with every aspect of the story beautifully told with nothing disappointing/5.

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. Sarah Blake is the author of the novels The Guest Book, Grange House, and the New York Times bestseller The Postmistress.

She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons.4/5(). The Postmistress Sarah Blake, Penguin Group USA pp. ISBN Summary Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women-and of two countries torn apart by war.

On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II inIris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small. About The Postmistress. 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 InIris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts.

Iris James is postmistress for the town of Franklin on the tip of Cape Cod. Everyone’s secrets pass through her hands, but Iris, a year-old virgin, reveres the ethical standards her position confers, order imposed on the chaos. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of 64 results for Books: "the postmistress" Skip to main search results.

Sarah is the author of the novels, Grange House, the bestselling The Postmistress, and The Guest Book forthcoming; a chapbook of poems, Full Turn, and the artist book Runaway Girls in collaboration with the artist Robin Kahn. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, the poet Joshua Weiner, their two sons, and a little white dog/5.

InIris 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. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. The Postmistress is a novel by Sarah Blake. 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 InIris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts.

Iris knows more about the townspeople than she 4/5(). The French Postmistress is the third of Julia Stagg's novels set in a small commune called Fogas, situated in the French Pyrenees; following on from L'Auberge (May ), and The Parisian's Return (April ) - published by Hodder Books/5.

The Postmistress is one of those rare books. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. Sarah Blake seamlessly moves from inside one character to another, in a novel that reminds us of a time when the news travelled from post to paper to radio and that is how we learned about the world.

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Discussion Questions The Postmistress. The Postmistress, a new novel by Sarah Blake, tells two stories set during the early days of World War II. In the first, an American radio reporter sends back dispatches from London during the.

Those flaws aside, The Postmistress is definitely worth reading. Blake's writing is rich and evocative, and much of the book is deeply affecting and though-provoking. Historical fiction fans in particular will find the novel illuminating, and it is likely to become a popular choice for book clubs.

THE POSTMISTRESS By Sarah Blake Putnam, $ pages. This is a wrenching, beautifully written book that contrasts the atmosphere of small-town America in the s with the plight of Author: Muriel Dobbin. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake's ambitious second novel, probes the very nature of narrative: How is a story shaped, and when?Who gets to tell it?

And what if a story has no definite or easy ending? Does that sound highfalutin? Maybe—but Blake makes it work, even when parts of her beautifully written book meander more than the Cape Cod dunes against which much of the tale unfolds.