The Postmistress

From Judy Schroback
author: Blake, Susan
The Postmistress
The Postmistress is set in 1941 when our nation was not yet at war. Susan Blake takes us back there and uses a female journalist to capture the  horror that was overtaking Europe.  At the same time a small town near Cape Cod is having its own struggles dealing with the radio reports of this journalist ( a protge of Ed Murrow) and how it affects their lives. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  It brings the realism of the war and the drastic steps many families (particularly Jews)  took to get themselves or at least their children to safer places.  It also focuses on the personal toll it took on the townsfolk who , each in their own way, wanted to do the right thing.  I highly recommend it.