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Sarah Blake (1) (1960–)

Autor(a) de The Postmistress

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Obras de Sarah Blake

The Postmistress (2010) 3,418 cópias
The Guest Book (2019) 869 cópias
Grange House (2000) 328 cópias

Associated Works

What the World Is Reading (2009) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias


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The Postmistress, any of you read it? em Historical Fiction (Março 2011)


I really enjoyed The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. Set in 1940-41 in WWII-ravaged Europe and also a small town on Cape Cod that has yet to feel the effects of the war, The Postmistress tells the story of three different women. Blake does a lovely job of transitioning and even overlapping the voices, creating a superior story that draws the reader in. I did find this technique a bit confusing in the beginning; there are times when the voice changes from paragraph-to-paragraph. However, once I got to know these women, the effect was brilliant! I was captivated by each woman's story, however it was Frankie Bard whom I adored. For me, The Postmistress was the kind of book that I enjoyed while I was reading, and I thought about when I wasn't. Ms. Blake does a wonderful job of introducing these three distinct characters, and then following the train of events that eventually brings them all together. Absorbing throughout, with a good dose of historical fiction (one of my favorite genres), and satisfying to the end. Highly recommend.… (mais)
kdegour23 | outras 246 resenhas | May 29, 2024 |
Sat down with this book and looked up 105 pages later. It was well-written and moved right along even though I didn't expect to be taken with another WWII novel. The references to Edward R. Murrow's London broadcast were interesting and the female journalist/broadcaster made me think of Martha Gellhorn. Multiple threads make up the story and the characters are moderately well flushed out.
featherbooks | outras 246 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
I think my expectations were a little high. I generally like stories set during WWII but I can't tell if I wasn't giving this book my full attention or if it was just a little slow all on its own. I wasn't as fond of the characters as I expected either. By contrast, I loved the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and The Postmistress didn't measure up in my mind. If anyone else reads it, I'll be curious to see what you think. I don't mean to totally pan it (even if it sounds like I am). It was ok...and maybe you'll like it more than I did.… (mais)
ellink | outras 246 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
This is very much a muted book where stories are interwoven to create a neat, soft story with a lot of emotional depth. While it requires sustained attention to carry the reader through the slow rhythm, she is rewarded for her patience in uncovering heart-felt stories and reflections.
Only the ending was, to my eyes, superfluous and I'm not sure how I feel about the focus on the postmistress although the symbolism she brings is certainly interesting.

A unique and emotionally charged look at WWII.… (mais)
Cecilturtle | outras 246 resenhas | Jan 9, 2024 |



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