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News of the world : a novel

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"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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Ardsley Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31000151141622
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Bedford Free Library FIC JIL (Text)
Fiction
31002150697810
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31036150787205
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Chappaqua Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31005154304275
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Chappaqua Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31005500404779
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Croton Free Library FICTION/JILES (Text)
Fiction
31006151587862
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31008152181919
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31009154359115
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31009154359222
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Harrison Public Library JILES, P. (Text)
Fiction
31010300094168
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION JILES B&T (Text)
Fiction
31011151291192
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library JILES, PAULETTE (Text)
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31016151588901
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Irvington Public Library FIC JILES, P (Text)
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31012154327652
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John C. Hart Memorial Library FICTION (Text)
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31030154578462
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Katonah Village Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31013151689854
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Katonah Village Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31013151715675
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Larchmont Public Library JILES (Text)
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31014152880898
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Lewisboro Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31032151265812
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
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31015152136629
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC JILES (Text)
Fiction
31024153137941
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31018154796135
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31018155449841
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New Rochelle Public Library JILES (Text)
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31019155964052
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North Castle Public Library FIC JIL (Text)
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31001151756443
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31021153009781
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library BLUE DOT PAPERBACK JILES (Text)
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31025152589354
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31025152345757
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31025152388112
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31026150928859
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31027150542906
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31020150741008
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Rye Free Reading Room FICTION JILES (Text)
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31028153040781
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Scarsdale Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31029153830197
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31029154384269
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Somers Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31031151595004
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Town of Pelham Public Library JILES (Text)
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31023151154635
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Tuckahoe Public Library JILES (Text)
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31034170083986
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Warner Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31033152054833
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Warner Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31033152087833
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Warner Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31033152221838
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12/27/2021
Warner Library FICTION JILES (Text)
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31033152221846
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Warner Library YA JILES (Text)
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31033152221820
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31544200672236
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31544200696599
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31544200696615
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library PBK FICTION (Text)
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31035161060891
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FICTION (Text)
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31035700011538
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06/16/2020
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