Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Finds-Sept. 25


Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I have posted a Friday Find, but I guess not much has caught my eye lately.  Today I want to share with you a book that I found over at Cerebral Girl's Mailbox Monday post. 



The following is a summary of The Postmistress from the Barnes and Noble website:

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.



On the eve of the United States's entrance into World War II in 1940, Iris James, the postmistress of Franklin, a small town on Cape Cod, does the unthinkable: She doesn't deliver a letter. In London, American radio gal Frankie Bard is working with Edward R. Murrow, reporting on the Blitz. One night in a bomb shelter, she meets a doctor from Cape Cod with a letter in his pocket, a letter Frankie vows to deliver when she returns from Germany and France, where she is to record the stories of war refugees desperately trying to escape.


The residents of Franklin think the war can't touch them- but as Frankie's radio broadcasts air, some know that the war is indeed coming. And when Frankie arrives at their doorstep, the two stories collide in a way no one could have foreseen. The Postmistress is an unforgettable tale of the secrets we must bear, or bury. It is about what happens to love during wartime, when those we cherish leave. And how every story-of love or war-is about looking left when we should have been looking right.

This sounds like an excellent book to me and I am going to definitely try to get my paws on this one!  I think the cover may be influencing me on this one too, I think it's just beautiful.  So did you find anything new this week?

12 comments:

Missy said...

I agree about the cover....very eye-catching! The story sounds good too!

gautami tripathy said...

EXcellent cover and I like the synopsis too!

Friday Find: Silence Not, a love story by Cynthia L. Cooper

Mary said...

I saw this somewhere in the past week and I think it sounds really good.

Leslie said...

i actually got this one as a book review! =) i have it on my tbr pile on my desk =)

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Oooh! The Postmistress does sound inticing, and right up my alley...now if only my TBR list could start getting smaller rather than larger, no thanks to amazing book bloggers such as yourself who always seem to find such alluring goodies to intrigue me with! (BTW - you all are the culprits I blame for my toppling TBR pile!) :)

Literature Crazy said...

That is a gorgeous cover.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

This is a great coincidence - I just came back from the post office where I picked up my copy of The Postmistress, turned on my laptop and saw your Friday Finds. It does look like a great book. I'll let you know. I hope you get a chance to read it too.

Toni said...

What a gorgeous cover. Great Find!

Diane said...

I so LOVE the cover on this one. Not sure about the book though??

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful cover!

bermudaonion said...

This really sounds like a good one.

Veens said...

Loveeeeeeeee it! I just will pot about this my Wednesday.. that is tomorrow!!! Thank YOU!