Call Number: Popular Reading PR9199.3.J54 N49 2016
It’s 1870 in North Texas. Captain Jefferson Kidd, an itinerant news reader, is tasked with returning ten year old Johanna Leonberger, lately a captive of the Kiowa, to her aunt and uncle. The 400-mile journey to their ranch near San Antonio involves them in encounters with potentially hostile Indians, the common people of Texas, and pursuers who plan to steal the girl and sell her into the sex trade. With echoes of works such as Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, News of the World is an evocative, beautifully written work from talented writer Paulette Jiles. -- Ford Schmidt, Librarian
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