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The Postmistress

Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible burden...
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 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter.
In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape.
The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them- but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen.
"The Postmistress" is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right.
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Sarah Blake lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.

ISBN: 9780399156199

ISBN-10: 9780399156199

Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

Publication Date: 02/09/2010 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/09/2010 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Categories

Historical - General

Literary

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