The Resource News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles

News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles

Label
News of the world : a novel
Title
News of the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paulette Jiles
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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's 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 remember--strangers 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 become--in the eyes of the law--a kidnapper himself
Summary
"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, aband of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's 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 journeysouth 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 remember--strangers 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 become--in the eyes of the law--a kidnapper himself"--
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Character
Award
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  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471070
Cataloging source
FEM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jiles, Paulette
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General adult
LC call number
PR9199.3.J54
LC item number
N49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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3M Company
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True
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  • Kiowa Indians
  • Orphans
  • Voyages and travels
  • Widowers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-h4h4cg9
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
Cloudocn966053146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062409225
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
h4h4cg9
System control number
(OCoLC)966053146
Label
News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/GCL-document_id-h4h4cg9
Publication
Control code
Cloudocn966053146
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062409225
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
h4h4cg9
System control number
(OCoLC)966053146

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