10-26-2009 01:01 AM
We are in our last week! Please help me to give thanks to Sarah for her warm, intelligent, and generous responses to our questions and comments! And thanks so much to Amy Einhorn for sharing her thoughts and work on Postmistress and the publishing process.
And to the group--thanks once again for your close readings and the wonderful depth and scope of your comments. This was a wonderful novel to be able to listen to your thoughts on. Hope I find all of you in upcoming groups!
10-26-2009 10:23 AM
Thank you Sarah for your courage to let us pick apart your baby sometimes microscopically. It was a pleasure seeing your responses to us and I just want to say that The Postmistress is sure to be a bestseller.
Emily thank you for answering all our questions and for your insight into the editing of the story.
Thank you again Rachel, Paul and B&N for the opportunity to be a part of this community.
Thank you First Lookers it was another great ride.
10-26-2009 10:56 AM
Thanks Sarah for allowing us to read your book for the first look club! Thanks fellow posters, I enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts!!!
10-26-2009 11:49 AM
Thanks to all who enabled us to read this fabulous book. And thanks to all the readers for your wonderful comments that helped me tremendously enjoy the book even better.
10-26-2009 12:59 PM
I absolutely want to add my thanks to the others. Sarah, thank you for an interesting, thought-provoking book. Best wishes with its publication! Amy, thank you for taking a chance on this book and for giving us the opportunity to read it! Many thanks to Rachel for your excellent questions, and to Paul for your help and comments. Many thanks to the selectors at B&N for continuing the FL group and for the opportunity to read this particular book.
I also want to thank the group. I have been in awe of the stories, websites, and thoughts you have shared. Thank you for making this not only a wonderful discussion, but a great learning experience as well!
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
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10-26-2009 01:26 PM
Many thanks to Sarah for sharing this wonderful novel with us here and for anwering our questions, too!
And many thanks to Amy for your insights, as well!
As always, thanks to Paul, Rachel and Barnes & Noble for providing this wonderful opportunity again.
And of course, thanks to all of you in the FL book club, as well!
10-26-2009 01:37 PM
The Postmistress was a good read. Thanks for joining us at the First Look.
The one thing that sticks out in my mind, is the introductory letter from Amy Einhorn.
It really set the tone of the book for me.
10-26-2009 03:04 PM
I echo Rachel-K's thanks to all and also want to give a shout out to B & N for making this book club possible. I really appreciate all that goes into choosing the books, sending them to us at no charge, and having such wonderful moderator's who so skillfully choose points of discussion.
Hoping we all meet again for the next selection.
10-26-2009 07:51 PM
Thank you Sarah and Amy for a wonderful story. This book gave me many hours of entertainment. Thanks to the B&N folks and the discussion group. This was just as much fun as reading the book. It's been a blast.
10-26-2009 08:24 PM
Thank you B&N First Look for letting me read this phenomenal book! It was so exciting to be a part of this. This book will go far. It was so moving and insightful. I was brought to tears by parts. Love it! Thanks again!
10-26-2009 08:26 PM
Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your wonderful book with us. I got a copy of Grange House today and cannot wait to get reading.
Thanks also to Paul and Rachel for their help and insightful questions. Thank you to Amy for finding and publishing The Postmistress. And to all the other First Lookers, it's been a great discussion, as always.
10-28-2009 08:24 AM
Sarah, loved your book and thanks for the time you took out of your schedule to "talk" to us. Wish you much success with The Postmistress.
Thanks Paul and Rachel, as always you were right on top of things and provided excellent questions to kick off discussion.
Finally, Thanks to all First Lookers who participated with their input and ideas. To coin a phrase the only bad idea is the one that isn't presented, it's great that we can have a discussion with respect and openmindedness to all.
Hope to see you all again in December.
"I think of literature.....as a vast country to the far borders of which I am journeying but will never reach."
The Uncommon Reader
"You've been running around naked in the stacks again, haven't you?"
The Time Traveler's Wife
It is with books as with men; a very small number play a great part.
10-28-2009 12:28 PM
Thank you Paul and Rachel for your guidance, Amy for your editorial input, fellow Lookers for your observations, speculations, and always interesting contributions to the debate about The Postmistress. Most of all, thank you Sarah Blake for giving us a chance to read and discuss your latest novel.
10-28-2009 12:48 PM
I'd like to take this opportunity to say that First Look came up with another great read. Sarah has a wonderful way of writing and I was completely drawn into the story right from the beginning. Thank You Sarah, and Amy for such a great novel.
I'd also like to thank Rachel and Paul for their parts in moderating such a lively discussion. You two are beyond compare. Thanks to everyone for the lively discussion. I'm sure that we will be seeing a lot of Sarah Blake in the future.
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." Dr. Seuss
10-29-2009 12:58 PM
Little point in repeating what many of you have said so well, but I will, in short form -- many thanks are due to Sarah Blake, her editor, B&N and its staff, our moderators Rachel and Paul, and all the participants for making this an interesting and most pleasant month around The Postmistress. I enjoyed the book and will recommend it to friends. Pepper
10-30-2009 01:38 AM
What a treasured gift we are given, to have a chance to read a wonderful new book - ahead of publication! - to be able to interact with the author and publisher, and to have this open forum to share our thoughts with other avid readers.
Heartfelt thanks to Sarah and Amy, and to our thoughtful and provoking moderators, and to all the readers, those who struggled with, and those who fell in love with this book, and even everyone on the fence. Sharing our thoughts and feelings about books, as with so many things, makes us all richer.
10-30-2009 09:33 AM
A big thank you to Sarah and Amy for sharing The Postmistress with all of us and taking the time to answer everyone's questions. Thanks to Rachel and Paul for giving us this wonderful book club. Last but certainly not least, thanks to my fellow First Look members for a thought-provoking discussion. This is a group I am very proud to be a part of.
10-30-2009 10:57 AM
Thanks to Sarah for sharing her "baby" with us and enthusiastically joining in the discussion. Thanks to Rachel and Paul for generously providing us with the First Look club.
A heartfelt thank you to the FL group. You all have made this experience so rewarding.
10-31-2009 12:11 PM
I'd like to give my sincere thanks to everyone who made this First Look possible. This club is such a great experience and I'm grateful to B&N for making it possible. Thanks to Sarah and Amy for answering everyone's questions, and to Rachel and Paul for pointing us all in the right direction in our discussions. Also, thanks to my fellow first lookers who always offer insightful thoughts on what we're reading and make the club so much fun.