Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 book 54

Sarah Blake's The Postmistress
Well, this book was a huge disappointment. It's been getting a ton of buzz--helped by a blurb from the chick who wrote The Help, and I had hopes it would be a good read--or at least, a cheesy-yet-satisfying one. But it was really not very good. It's about three women in 1940-1--one an American war reporter in London, one a postmistress in small-town MA, and one the small town's brand new bride. And their stories eventually come together, but none is compelling or satisfying in the least. The war reporter's story had potential--a novel just about her would have been a much better one--but the other two characters are poorly sketched and generally uninteresting. C.

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