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The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Postmistress

marjorie.rommel, September 20, 2011

One of the most compelling, most beautifully written novels I've read in years. It reminds me strongly of John Dunning's tour d' force, Two O'Clock, War Time. Both take place on the eastern seaboard, Dunning's on the Jersey shore, Blake's Postmistress on the Massachusetts shore. Both involve radio reports of the war in Europe, and the threat of German invasion. Blake's Postmistress employs the multiple viewpoints of a physician with the U.S. Army in London during the blitz, his unwitting widow back home, the postmistress, who chooses to deliver the letter that will tell her. She also refuses to lower the flag her gentleman friend fears will lead German U -boats to their shore -- and of course one does. The strongest voice, however, is that of a young female war correspondent recording the voices of Jewish refugees on the last train out of Berlin.
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