The postmistress / Sarah Blake.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • ISBN:
      9780399156199
      0399156194
      9780425238691
      0425238695
      9780670918683
      0670918687
    • Accession Number:
      2009024532
    • Accession Number:
      ocn402542993
      402542993
    • Accession Number:
      fay.536640
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BLAKE, S. The postmistress. [s.l.] : Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2010. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Blake S. The Postmistress. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.; 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640. Accessed November 16, 2019.
    • APA:
      Blake, S. (2010). The postmistress. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Blake, Sarah. 2010. The Postmistress. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640.
    • Harvard:
      Blake, S. (2010) The postmistress. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640 (Accessed: 16 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Blake, S 2010, The postmistress, Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., viewed 16 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Blake, Sarah. The Postmistress. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2010. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Blake, Sarah. The Postmistress. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc., 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Blake S. The postmistress [Internet]. Amy Einhorn Books, published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.; 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.536640

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2010 January #1

*Starred Review* To open Blake's novel of World War II and the convergence of three strong women is to enter a slipstream, so powerful are its velocity, characters, and drama. How can you resist Frankie Bard, an American journalist of gumption and vision who is bravely reporting on the Blitz from London? Her distinctive voice and audacious candor are heard on radios everywhere on the home front, including Cape Cod, where Iris James, in love for the first time at 40, keeps things shipshape at a small-town post office. The third in Blake's triumvirate of impressive women, Emma, the waiflike wife of the town's doctor, is not as obvious a candidate for heroism until a tragedy induces her husband to join the war effort. As Frankie risks her life to record the stories of imperiled Jews, Iris and Emma struggle to maintain order as America goes reluctantly to war. Blake raises unsettling questions about the randomness of violence and death, and the simultaneity of experience––how can people frolic on a beach while others are being murdered? Matching harrowing action with reflection, romance with pathos, Blake's emotional saga of conscience and genocide is poised to become a best-seller of the highest echelon. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2009 October #1

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. Parallels to contemporary times are promised. With a reading group guide. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

LJ Reviews 2009 December #1

Frankie Bard is a young female reporter in London during the Blitz, working with the likes of Edward R. Murrow and Eric Severeid. Her broadcasts make an impression on the residents of Franklin, MA—Dr. Will Fitch and wife Emma, garage owner Harry Vale, and postmaster Iris James—who in 1940–41 don't know how or if the war will affect them. Harry is sure the Germans are about to land on their beach, while, hearing Frankie talk of an orphaned boy, Emma and Will don't feel the news goes far enough. Iris insists that "there is an order and a reason" to everything, and "every letter sent…proves it." First novelist Blake doesn't let her work fall prey to easy sentimentality; this story is harsh and desperate, as indeed is war, but her writing is incisive and lush: a house missing a piece of mortar, "as if it had been bitten"; a distracted Iris, with "sand…dribbling out of the bag of her attention." VERDICT Even readers who don't think they like historical novels will love this one and talk it up to their friends. Highly recommended for all fans of beautifully wrought fiction. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/1/09.]—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

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PW Reviews 2009 December #3

Weaving together the stories of three very different women loosely tied to each other, debut novelist Blake takes readers back and forth between small town America and war-torn Europe in 1940. Single, 40-year-old postmistress Iris James and young newlywed Emma Trask are both new arrivals to Franklin, Mass., on Cape Cod. While Iris and Emma go about their daily lives, they follow American reporter Frankie Bard on the radio as she delivers powerful and personal accounts from the London Blitz and elsewhere in Europe. While Trask waits for the return of her husband—a volunteer doctor stationed in England—James comes across a letter with valuable information that she chooses to hide. Blake captures two different worlds—a nave nation in denial and, across the ocean, a continent wracked with terror—with a deft sense of character and plot, and a perfect willingness to take on big, complex questions, such as the merits of truth and truth-telling in wartime. (Feb.)

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