News of the World: A Novel

News of the World: A Novel Author Paulette Jiles
ISBN-10 0062409212
ISBN-13 9780062409218
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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In the aftermath of the Civil War an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered morally complex multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family responsibility honor and trust In the wake of the Civil War Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them the captain enjoys his rootless solitary existence In Wichita Falls he is offered a 50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio Four years earlier a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johannas parents and sister sparing the little girl they raised her as one of their own Recently rescued by the U S army the ten year old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows Their 400 mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous Johanna has forgotten the English language tries to escape at every opportunity throws away her shoes and refuses to act civilized Yet as the miles pass the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land Arriving in San Antonio the reunion is neither happy nor welcome The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not rememberstrangers who regard her as an unwanted burden A respectable man Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice abandon the girl to her fate or becomein the eyes of the lawa kidnapper himself

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News of the World

News of the World Author Paulette Jiles
ISBN-10 9780062409225
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 224

News of the World

News of the World Author Paulette Jiles
ISBN-10 0062409212
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 224

News of the World

News of the World Author Paulette Jiles
ISBN-10 1432839977
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 289

A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World Author Christina Baker Kline
ISBN-10 9780062356284
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 320