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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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  • 31 of 47 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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10 current holds with 47 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31000151141622
Available
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Bedford Free Library FIC JIL (Text)
Fiction
31002150697810
On holds shelf
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31036150787205
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Available In Storage
31005154304275
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31005500404779
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/JILES (Text)
Fiction
31006151587862
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31008152181919
Checked out
11/04/2021
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31009154359115
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION JILES (Text)
Fiction
31009154359222
In transit
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Harrison Public Library JILES, P. (Text)
Fiction
31010300094168
Available
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062409201
  • ISBN: 0062409204
  • ISBN: 9780062409218
  • ISBN: 0062409212
  • ISBN: 9780063052505
  • ISBN: 0063052504
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]

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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Widowers > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Kiowa Indians > Fiction.
United States > History > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION > Historical.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > General.
Kiowa Indians.
Orphans.
Voyages and travels.
Widowers.
United States.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Historical fiction.

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