Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday's Book

The Postmistress
by Sarah Blake

In 1940, while bombs rain over London, a reporter on Edward R. Murrow's radio program asks her US listeners to pay attention to what is going on overseas.  Being in the midst of a terrible war, the reporter knows that friends, children, families, shopkeepers and others she sees one day, may be gone the next. And that, of course, holds true for her as well. 

In the US,  one man in a small town watches diligently for German U-boats off the Cape Cod coast while most of his friends and neighbors are sure the war in Europe will never touch them. But when a letter from London arrives in the small town's post office, the postmistress reads it and finds herself unable to deliver it and the sad news it contains.

A wonderful book that truly captures the fragility of life and the horror of war in a very up front and personal way. 

Many thanks to my friend Judy who gave me this great book for my birthday.


  1. What a pleasure to open up my blogger dahsboard & find your post on a regular basis!

    THE POSTMISTRESS sounds like something I'd enjoy reading--thanks.

  2. Sounds like a book I'd like Inger. Last night at book club we picked The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig.

  3. Hi Inger .. sounds a very interesting book with a great title .. thanks so much and good to see you back - what a lovely present .. cheers Hilary

  4. What a nice gift! Sounds good. I also like the cover!

    Have a great week!

  5. Sounds interesting and compelling! So good to have you back.

  6. Nice to see you posting more! Thanks for this book suggestion.

  7. This sounds like a wonderful book

  8. That sounds like one for my "get" list!


  9. I think this was a book well worth reading. It was very human and touching, sad and hopeful all at once.

  10. chris would love this one, thank you for the heads up

  11. This sounds really interesting -- I shall have to look for it!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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