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The Resource The postmistress, Sarah Blake

The postmistress, Sarah Blake

Label
The postmistress
Title
The postmistress
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Blake
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver it. Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better... 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
Summary
The stories of a small Cape Cod postmistress and an American radio reporter stationed in London collide on the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II, a meeting that is shaped by a broken promise to deliver a letter
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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336089
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.L3493
LC item number
P67 2010
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The postmistress, Sarah Blake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21003480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780399156199
Lccn
2009024532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The postmistress, Sarah Blake
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21003480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780399156199
Lccn
2009024532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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