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The Postmistress

de Sarah Blake

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In London covering the Blitz with Edward R. Murrow, Frankie Bard meets a Cape Cod doctor in a shelter and promises that she'll deliver a letter for him when she finally returns to the United States. 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.… (mais)
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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. ( )
  kdegour23 | 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 | 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. ( )
  ellink | 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. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Jan 9, 2024 |
This was a beautifully written book but it left me dissatisfied after reading it. This books is about the era immediately preceeding WWII. If you read many books about this era - fiction or non-fiction - you are used to reading about the death of characters in the book. But this book included the death of a character that left this reader feeling manipulated. ( )
  MPS1964 | Jan 6, 2023 |
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Sarah Blake has coaxed forth a book that hits hard and pushes buttons expertly. Not for nothing does its publisher emphasize the resemblance between “The Postmistress” and “The Help,” Kathryn Stockett’s socially conscious pulp best seller. Each of these novels appropriates galvanizing social issues in the service of a well-wrought tear-jerker.
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War happens to people, one by one. That is really all I have to say, and it seems to me I have been saying it forever.
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There were years after it happened, after I'd returned from the town and come back here to the busy blank of the city, when some comment would be tossed off about the Second World War and how it had gone - some idiotic remark about clarity and purpose - and I'd resist the urge to stub out my cigarette and bring the dinner party to a satisfying halt.
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Murrow's three questions, which formed the basis for every broadcast – What is happening? How does it affect Americans? What does the Common Man say – didn't cohere in the face of this one. The scraps added up to a terrible time for the Jews, any man at home could see.
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Must be tough not to know what happened, not to know whether he's all right.” … “It gets you thinking about all the parts in a story we never see … the parts around the edges. You bring someone like that boy so alive before us and there he is set loose in our world so that we can't stop thinking of him. But then the report is over, the boy disappears. He was just a boy in a story and we never know the ending, we never get to close the book. It makes you wonder what happens to the people in them after the story stops – all the stories you've reported, for instance. Where are they all now?
And what had Frankie thought? That she'd get over here and find the single story that would make the world sit up and listen? These are the Jews of Europe. Here is what is happening. Pay attention. But there was no story. Or rather, she turned from the window and considered the portable recorder. There was no story over here that she could tell from beginning until the end. The story of the Jews lay in the edges around what could be told. She sucked in her breath, the doctor's words ghosting her thoughts. The parts that whisper off into the dark, the boy and the girl listening, the woman in the corner, the mother's distracted face looking up into the moonlight, her hand in her boy's curls as he slept. The sound of that little boy's laughter caught for one impossible second, caught and held. There in the wisps, was the truth of what was happening.
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In London covering the Blitz with Edward R. Murrow, Frankie Bard meets a Cape Cod doctor in a shelter and promises that she'll deliver a letter for him when she finally returns to the United States. 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.

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