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The New York Times bestseller- "A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Stockett.

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.

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The Postmistress
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December 9th, 2014
Boring...couldn't finish it. I think this was the second book in my life that I haven't been able to finish.
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November 11th, 2013
i read this last year, and I'm now trying to remember what it is about. Right, it's about World War II, the journalist, and the community on the US sea-side. The Postmistress is not the central character, in a way her role kind of ties it all together. I admit, the storyline was somewhat of a bore of read, and I was not a fan of some of the characters. But I do have the likeness of the writing style and enjoyed the journalist's story.
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