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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
Creator
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"--
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DLC
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1943-
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Jiles, Paulette
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.J54
LC item number
N49 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Widowers
  • Orphans
  • Kiowa Indians
  • United States
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • Kiowa Indians
  • Orphans
  • Voyages and travels
  • Widowers
  • United States
Label
News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628310
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780062409201
Lccn
2015041173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628310
  • (Sirsi) 1628310
  • (OCoLC)913135735
Label
News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1628310
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780062409201
Lccn
2015041173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1628310
  • (Sirsi) 1628310
  • (OCoLC)913135735

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