News of the World

Newcastle UK Uncon 2020
by Paulette Jiles | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by ReetPetite of Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 9/7/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by ReetPetite from Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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Journal Entry 2 by ReetPetite at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
n 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.

Journal Entry 3 by ReetPetite at Beeston, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Journal Entry 4 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Friday, October 29, 2021
Different cover to that shown. This was passed to me by ReetPetite at today's mini meet. Thanks Rita.

Journal Entry 5 by wingTanamowing at Hinckley, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 23, 2022
A fascinating tale of two lonely people struggling to survive in a very dangerous environment. Gradually learning to trust each other, they overcome impossible odds and the Captain makes the morally right choice in the end, even though he could be viewed as a criminal for making it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingTanamowing at Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, April 15, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (4/13/2022 UTC) at Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst, Kent United Kingdom


Left on the blue bench in the gardens.

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