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Published by Amy Einhorn Books in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementSarah Blake
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.L3493 P67 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination326 p. ;
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24460873M
ISBN 109780399156199
LC Control Number2009024532

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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 in , Iris 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 In , Iris 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. In , 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. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them.