Agree that more backstory would've been good, not quite clear about relationships of reporter and Will in the story, needed clarification definitely! Liked it overall however.
A great read from both the historical and human interest perspective. Anyone with an interest in the trails should read this. The interplay between two very different brothers traveling together is also worth the read. Most enjoyable!
Being used for a book club, please renew until the end of September...Thank you
The Postmistress is a well crafted novel set during WWII. It moves between England under fire and the USA which has not yet entered the war. The main characters are 3 American women, one who spends time in England and Europe and learns first hand about the war. I will look for other books by the author Sarah Blake.
Loved this book about 3 women in WW2 era, one a reporter, one a postmaster of a small New England town, and a wife who fears her doctor husband will not come home
After watching the History Channel's documentary on the World Wars, my interest in WWII history was renewed. This story of three women, and how that war affected their lives was both informative and inspirational. That generation sacrificed so much for us and our freedom. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
a compeling story.
Interesting premise but not completely fulfilled. Would have liked more back story on some of the characters but Blake's idea of a story, as expressed by one of her characters is that we don't often get to know the beginning or the ending of someone's story. I took that as the lesson of the book.
The first thing I noticed about Blake's writing is her gift for description: the large woman in the post office who looked like a "striped tent with no occasion"! The story has an immediacy to it created by the sympathetic characters whose experiences are described so well. We see the war as more a sad time rather than an atrocity, which is one reason this book is easy to like. It also demonstrates the power of story to make a life and the world understandable.
Well written book but I found the ending dissapointing. I was expecting more of a plot to the book.
Alternates between two women unable to deliver the news and one desperately waiting for it yet afraid to hear it.
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