News of the World: A Novel

4.25 avg rating
( 5,087 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780062409201: News of the World: A Novel

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Paulette Jiles
Published by William Morrow (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Wilmington Books & More
(Wilmington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. We offer fast reliable shipping on all orders. All are brand new and have a 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1482952385844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Paulette Jiles
Published by William Morrow (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ron Griswold Books
(Jupiter, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2016. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Advance Reader's Edition from Uncorrected Proofs. Fine in wraps. Publicity release laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 9945

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Paulette Jiles
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062409204

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Paulette Jiles
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BB_Books
(Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062409204 Brand new book. Never used. Bookseller Inventory # B170102-343

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Paulette Jiles
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 24519033-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Paulette Jiles
Published by William Morrow, New York (2015)
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book People
(Richmond, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, New York, 2015. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Blue sky over green field, black shadow of girl leading horse drawn cart in bottom right corner. Black text. Spine is sky over green wrap around with black and white text. This is an Advance Reader's Edition. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Bookseller Inventory # 16101 ARC

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Paulette Jiles
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 187 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. National Book Award Finalist-Fiction It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings 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, forging 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. Exquisitely rendered and morally complex, News of the World is a brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780062409201

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paulette Jiles
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 10650433

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Paulette Jiles
Published by William Morrow, New York (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blind-Horse-Books (IOBA - FABA)
(Key Largo, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, New York, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First Edition, Second Printing. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Bookseller Inventory # 007905

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Paulette Jiles
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0062409204 ISBN 13: 9780062409201
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 187 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. National Book Award Finalist-Fiction It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings 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, forging 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. Exquisitely rendered and morally complex, News of the World is a brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780062409201

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book