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News of the World: A Novel

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by Paulette Jiles
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News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles

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 Johanna

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Ebook Details
Pages: 224
Size: 842 KB
Publisher: William Morrow
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780062409225 (DRM-EPUB)

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Fiction > Literary
Fiction > Historical

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Fiction > Historical
Fiction > Literary
Fiction > Coming of Age
Fiction > Dystopian

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