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News of the World

by Paulette Jiles

News of the World by Paulette Jiles
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2016, 224 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2017, 224 pages

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A brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

Paulette Jiles brings the landscape of late 19th century Texas to life in this novel long-listed for the National Book Award about an unlikely friendship that is formed between a former Civil War hero and a young abducted girl. 23 out of 25 gave it a 4 or 5 star rating.

Don't miss this rich historical fiction offering! (Bev C). News of the World centers around a 70-year-old man Captain Kidd, who carries news of the world to the people of Texas after the Civil War. Great premise in itself. He is a quiet hero, who is entrusted with returning a 10-year-old to her family. What ensues is an exploration of the history and cultures that made Texas (Pam L). Well-researched, filled with beautiful description and wry humor, the story is also highly suspenseful all the way to the Captain's terrible moral dilemma at the end (Dona H). I have found a new author to love! (Marcie M). This is a ...

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