Sarah Blake’s World War 2 New York Times bestseller, The Postmistress, is our featured discount title today and it’s one of the most thought-provoking works that I’ve encountered this year which is pretty impressive given how many titles that I’ve worked through in 2018.
Iris James, the Postmistress of the title, takes care of the people of Franklin, Massachusetts and she keeps their secrets well. In fact, it may be too well. One day, she takes a letter from the delivery office, reads it and then doesn’t deliver it. In this small interaction, a tale of the impact of war is born. It’s breathtakingly brilliant.