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The postmistress: a novel

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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. Watch a Video
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full_title postmistress
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lastUpdate 2018-04-19 23:06:14PM

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display_description 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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subject_facet Audiobooks, Historical fiction, Large type books, London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1941 -- Fiction, Postmasters -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Massachusetts -- Franklin -- Fiction, World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio broadcasting and the war -- Fiction
title_display The postmistress
title_full The Postmistress, The postmistress / Sarah Blake, The postmistress [electronic resource] / Sarah Blake, The postmistress [sound recording] : a novel / Sarah Blake, The postmistress [text (large print)] / Sarah Blake
title_short The postmistress
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, History, Large type books, Literature, Postmasters, Radio broadcasting and the war, World War, 1939-1945