Two women, an American postmistress in Franklin, Massachusetts, and a British radio journalist, are entrusted to deliver information to the newlywed wife of an American doctor in London at the dawn of WWII. For different reasons both decide not to do so, each betraying her solemn commitment to deliver news. A new novel with extraordinary relevance to the way we live now, that is less a war novel than an examination of how people cope with the knowledge of unspeakable inhumanity in the world as they go about their daily lives. Booklist, in a starred review, predicted that “Blake’s emotional saga of conscience and genocide is poised to become a bestseller of the highest echelon.”
Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, "The Postmistress" is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women--and of two countries torn apart by war.