Friday, April 16, 2010

The Postmistress

I was so excited when the library called and told me they had Sarah Blake's book, The Postmistress, on hold for me. I immediately walked over and got it and started reading it.

It was a good read, but not what I was expecting. Of course, I hadn't really read much about the book - just enough to know that it sounded interesting.

And it was interesting. The story was about three women: a young newly-wed doctor's wife; a "Postmistress" (who tells another character that she is the "Postmaster" because the United States Post Office does not have Postmistresses, only Postmasters, and seldom in the book is referred to as anything other than the "Postmaster"); and a radio journalist. The novel takes place in Massachusetts and in England and Europe over the period of about a year at the beginning of World War II, but before the U.S. was involved.

I liked it, and thought it a very good first novel, but I wished the author had made more of the story of the doctor's wife and the Postmaster/Postmistress than she did. The interview of Sarah Blake by Kathryn Stockett on the Amazon page explains a lot.

Still, I'll be looking forward to reading the next book Sarah Blake writes.



Blogger ibeeeg said...

I have been hearing good things about this book. I appreciate your view point and may put this one on my TBR list.

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