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News of the World kindle å Hardcover Ð ❰EPUB❯ ✺ News of the World Author 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 exuisitely rendered morally complex multilayered novel of h 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 exuisitely rendered morally complex multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family responsibility honor and trustIn 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 It is 1870 Reconstruction era Texas is governed by a combination of outlaws and bandits and bordered on by Native Americans Enter Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd A veteran of three wars he uses both his position as a war hero and Texas' isolation from the rest of the country to travel around the state giving readings of the News of the World Such commences Paulette Jiles short yet poignant novel While giving one of his readings in Witchita Falls Kidd encounters Britt Johnson a freed slave Johnson has with him ten year old Johanna Leonberger who had been held captive by the Kiowa tribe for the past four years The puppet government issued a fifty silver piece for whoever returns her to her family near San Antonio Johnson suggests Kidd because he is familiar with terrain and because he raised daughters Although content as a widower Kidd could use the money and after little deliberation agrees to transport Johanna home Johanna however believes she is a Kiowa Having lived with them for the past four years she has adopted their way of life and forgotten the English and German she was raised with On their journey Kidd is entrusted with teaching Johanna how to live like a proper white girl all over again It is through these interactions and traveling in close uarters in a covered wagon that their relationship grows Johanna little by little learns to trust Kidd earning him the title of Kontah grandfather Over the course of their trip she even attempts to speak a rudimentary English Jiles is a new author for me but in this novel she has reminded me why I love historical fiction She has taken a little talked about time period post reconstruction Texas and created memorable characters within that framework who I will think about for awhile Additionally through Kidd's readings and their encounters on the road we are given the important news stories of the time allowing this story to contain a larger historical framework Although Jiles may be a new author for me she has written other novels and a memoir mainly about post Civil War Texas News of the World has been short listed for the National Book Award and is deserving of the honor I have read many powerful novels which came out this year and News of the World is in the upper echelon A powerful story with memorable characters I highly recommend this novel to those looking for a good story

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T 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 landArriving 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 himse I would never have read this book if it wasn't for one of my groups pick for a badge I thought it was really sweet The story of a man and a little girl Bittersweet and brought a tear to my eye A happy tear Enough said Mel 💕

Paulette Jiles ´ News of the World epub

News of the WorldEnjoys News of Kindle his rootless solitary existenceIn Wichita Falls he is offered a 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 US army the ten year old has once again been torn away from the only home she knowsTheir mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous Johanna has forgotten the English language tries to escape a The year is 1870 The Civil War has ended News of the World is a heartfelt story A young 10 year girl Johanna gets introduced to Captain Kidd in Wichita FallsTheir relationship together and their journey together is genuinely beautifulThe author Paulette Jiles wrote this story with so much depth and passion it takes your breath away This story will restore your faith in historical fiction should you ever have had any doubt about this genre Captain Kidd an aging war veteran of several wars sold his printing business in San Antonio Texas after his wife died bought a horse to use as his transportationthen travels around the state of in Texas He reads the the newspapers from city to city for a dime The towns are smallnews travels slowHe is offered 50 to bring Johanna to her only remaining family near San Antonio an aunt an uncle Johanna has already seen extreme malice in her young life The Kiowa tribe killed her parents and sister when she was 6 years old then captured her Johanna's pulled away to live with the Kiowa tribe knows no English and only speaks Kiowa In her own waythis lost child and somewhat a wild rebellious child needs to find a way to survive rebuild a life and find her own place in the world Captain Kidd is wants to keep her safe Their travels are rougheven dangeroustraveling 400 miles south I worried for both Johanna and Captain Kidd and not only because of the difficulty they faced but emotionally They were both brave and humble and impossible not to love them both A vibrant beautiful story real characters of the old westexuisitely written Thank You very much to the HarperCollins Publishers for mailing me a copy of this novel The physical book size in my hands and gorgeous book cover completes the experience of the words within Lovely