Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

It's 1940 in the small Cape Cod town of Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris James is the postmistress ("Postmaster," Iris corrected her. "There's no such thing as a postmistress. Man or woman. It's postmaster." page 296). The townspeople believe she is watching over them. Frankie Bard is a radio reporter in London, trying to get America to pay attention to the war that is already being fought in Europe. The story moves smoothly between Franklin and Europe and it's about passing along information - how and when and why and whether you can keep someone from being hurt by not passing it on. I really liked this book - it was well written and a very compelling story and I rate it five out of five.


Kathy A. Johnson said...

I'm so glad you liked this book, Cheryl. I liked it a lot, and I think I got the recommendation from Danielle at A Work in Progress. (Don't visit her blog unless you want your to-be-read list to triple in size!)

Anna said...

I really liked this one, too, but was drawn to Frankie's story more than the other women.