Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
Set during the London Blitz of World War II, The Postmistress tells the intertwined stories of three women. Frankie Bard is an American reporter in London trying to make her listeners understand the severity of the situation in Europe. In the small Cape Cod town of Franklin, Iris James, the postmistress, and Emma Trask, the local doctor's wife, hear Frankie's broadcasts but remain removed from the war. Eventually, all three women are impacted by the war in different ways. This novel is well written and I enjoyed it very much.