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About Sarah Blake: Sarah is the author of the novels, Grange House, the bestselling The Postmistress, and The Guest Book . Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Sarah Blake's books.

About Sarah Blake: Sarah is the author of the novels, Grange House, the bestselling The Postmistress, and The Guest Book forthcoming; a chapbook of poem.

Orlagh Cassidy narrates Blake's beautifully written multigenerational story of love and lies with consummate skill. Sarah Blake is the author of the novels Grange House and the New York Times bestseller The Postmistress. AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award Winner. She lives in Washington, . with her husband and two sons. Orlagh Cassidy is the winner of the 2009 Best Voice in Children & Family Listening and the 2008 and 2011 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense

Written by: Sarah Blake. Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy.

Written by: Sarah Blake. Those who carry the truth sometimes bear a terrible burden.

Letters of love, telegrams of loss - the postmistress awaits them all. The wireless crackles with news of blitzed-out London and of the war that courses through Europe, leaving destruction in its wake

Letters of love, telegrams of loss - the postmistress awaits them all The wireless crackles with news of blitzed-out London and of the war that courses through Europe, leaving destruction in its wake

By Sarah Blake Read by Orlagh Cassidy .

By Sarah Blake Read by Orlagh Cassidy. By Sarah Blake Read by Orlagh Cassidy. The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve-and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history’s tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life. She has taught fiction workshops at the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, MA, The Writer’s Center, in Bethesda MD, The University of Maryland, an. ore about Sarah Blake.

The Postmistress" – аўдыякніга аўтараў Sarah Blake. Чытае Orlagh Cassidy. 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. Атрымайце імгненны доступ да ўсіх сваіх любімых кніг. Без штомесячнай аплаты. Слухайце ў інтэрнэце або па-за сеткай з дапамогай прылад Android, iOS, камп'ютара з доступам у інтэрнэт, Chromecast і Памочніка Google. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right.

Sarah Blake is the author of the novels Grange House and the New York Times bestseller The Postmistress. Orlagh Cassidy is the winner of the 2009 Best Voice in Children & Family Listening and the 2008 and 2011 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense. She’s narrated for Jacqueline Winspear, James Patterson, Erica Spindler, Beth Harbison, and Frank Herbert, among others.

In 1940, the postmistress of a small town on Cape Cod does the unthinkable: she doesn't deliver a letter. During the London blitz, Frankie, an American radio gal, vows to deliver a letter when she returns from Germany and France. When Frankie arrives in Cape Cod, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen.
Vojar
I read the accolades heaped upon this novel, and I remain perplexed. The postmistress was not the most important or interesting character in the book. It more aptly could have been titled Frankie Bard: Radio Gal. It was a great idea for a WWII story, but could have been much better executed. The action takes place, more or less equally, in Europe and a small Cape Cod town (which would be an automatic hook for me normally). However, I found the transitions between locales sometimes jarring and inexplicable and the seques poorly written at times. The author jumps around, a slave to the plot (I wondered if she had a storyboard she could not deviate from), and neglects to define the characters well enough to make us care about them. Iris, the postmistress, for example, does something bizarre at the beginning of the novel - with no explanation. Does she feel the need to do this every time she moves to a new town? Did she already have her eye on Harry and do it for him? It didn't seem so as she had just moved there. Otto, a refugee from Austria, is a complete mystery, and he should have been pivotal as he was one of the most interesting people on the Cape, and could have helped bring the two separate stories together in a more meaningful way. Emma is ill-defined, as though the author couldn't decide whether she liked and admired her or simply needed her as a plot device. The greater part of the book was devoted to Frankie, but even she rambles through the story, as if being cued by the author, to go there and do this. I had such high hopes of loving this book based on recommendations from others. I was hoping for so much more. I did, however, learn two new words: crenelated and pogrom, which the author laid on me twice in a brief time span. I do love vocab and cut my teeth on the classics, but this seemed intentionally pretentious. Yes maam, I studied my vocab today.
nadness
Would not have picked this book up on my own but it was my Cover to Cover book club's choice. With the questions provided in the book this was a really lively discussion. One participant said that finding out that the recording device, that played a big part in the story, hadn't actually been invented until after the war, ruined the book for her. I didn't find that a problem. My thought was that the Postmistress chopping down the flag pole, after her husband died, wasn't realistic. Since there was nothing in the book saying that she chopped wood, before this event, I don't believe she would have been able to do that. Chopping wood is a skill set and if you don't do it you don't know how to do it. It also require a lot of upper body strength that couldn't come from cancelling letters.
To me the recording device, that couldn't have existed, and the chopping scene, that I think couldn't have happened, did nothing to spoil the story. Great pick for your book club!
Flamehammer
Introduced from the present day on a question of a postmaster withholding a letter, the main story takes place during WWII, prior to the American involvement. Three women figure predominantly in the story- Iris, the postmaster in a small coastal town, who is falling in love for the first time, Emma, recently married to the town doctor, and Frankie, who works in radio with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the bombings from London. The man Iris loves is convinced that the Germans will arrive on their shores, Emma's husband is wracked with guilt from his father's actions and his own mistakes, and volunteers in England. Frankie is trying to find a way to tell the "truth" of those around her. When tragedy strikes her friend, she takes up her cause of the deportations and round-ups of Jews and others by the Germans. She also witnesses another tragedy that directly impacts the other two women. Iris holds back a letter that may destroy Emma. A trip into France by Frankie allows her to see some of the true horrors of the Nazis and record some of the voices of the dispossessed. The historical context was very interesting, but I found the characters to lack something in dimension, which made them less easy to relate to. The author includes some notes on the real history of events that inspired the book.
net rider
The summary led me to expect a very different story than what this book actually is. Forget about what it says about the Postmistress pocketing a letter. That is largely irrelevant to the plot. There is a different letter that is much more important and even that is not really the major part of the plot.

The story is about three women Emma, the doctor's wife who doesn't seem to have an identity of her own except in the eyes of her new husband, Iris, the titular postmistress who feels she has a sacred trust to keep the mails moving and thus the world spinning on its axis and Frankie, the radio correspondent who has been through the trauma of the mass exodus in Europe in the early days of the war and philosophises entirely too much.

It is mostly Frankie's story. She has the most pages and her actions are the most important to the story.

The book has aspirations to being some kind of literary masterpiece and in that it falls short. It is not a romance either because the romantic aspects touch only tangentially to the story. It is a very melancholy book with people saying and doing things that I don't think they really would in real life.

It has its interesting moments but not enough of them. If the best praise you can give a book is that you don't want it to end then I must say that I was very glad when I finished the Postmistress.
Auridora
I really liked this book. It was well-written, engaging, and educational. I think that the plight of refugees never changes. Only what country they come from changes. It is a WWII novel, written from yet a new perspective; one insightful for all times. It could be a classic. I read this some time ago, and still find myself thinking about the story.
Arcanefist
At first it was difficult to get into this book, then I realised how it was written. The author's descriptions were chilling at times and the characters came alive. At times I found I was holding my breath and many times cried for how true the story could have been!
The Postmistress (Playaway Adult Fiction) ebook
Author:
Orlagh Cassidy,Sarah Blake
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Findaway World (April 1, 2010)
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