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Books at Home

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

2020-05-07 19:00:00 2020-05-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Books at Home Practice social distancing and talk books from home! We'll meet online to discuss a book with other friendly readers and a librarian. Titles available from the Library's digital collections. Library in the Community -

Thursday, May 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-05-07 19:00:00 2020-05-07 20:00:00 America/New_York Books at Home Practice social distancing and talk books from home! We'll meet online to discuss a book with other friendly readers and a librarian. Titles available from the Library's digital collections. Library in the Community -

Practice social distancing and talk books from home! We'll meet online to discuss a book with other friendly readers and a librarian. Titles available from the Library's digital collections.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Available on Overdrive/Libby and hoopla

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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Tom Hanks

National Book Award Finalist—Fiction

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.

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