Martin Sproale is an assistant postmaster obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Martin lives in a small English village, where he studies his hero and putters about harmlessly--until an ambitious outsider, Nick Marshall, is appointed postmaster instead of Martin. Slick and self-assured, Nick steals Martin's girlfriend and decides to modernize the friendly local office by firing dedicated but elderly employees and privatizing the business. Suddenly, gentle Martin is faced with a choice: meedly accept defeat as he always has, or fight for what he believes in, as his hero, Hemingway, would.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sleahey - LibraryThing
Martin's staid life as post office worker is threatened when he is passed over for promotion and a new manager wants to modernize the community hub that is the post office. Martin is obsessed with ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dirac - LibraryThing
A decent quick read. I wanted to like it more but I was left wanting by then last act of the book. The characters were decent and the build up was decent but the ending felt rushed. Much like this review! Read full review