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News of the World

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: News of the World (Thorndike Large Print Western Series)
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-4104-8953-1 / 978-1-4104-8953-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: News of the World
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-06-240920-4 / 978-0-06-240920-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: News of the World
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-06-240921-2 / 978-0-06-240921-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: News of the World
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-4328-3997-7 / 978-1-4328-3997-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 0-06-257389-6 / 978-0-06-257389-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-5113-5680-4 / 978-1-5113-5680-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2017 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-5113-5681-2 / 978-1-5113-5681-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-5113-5677-4 / 978-1-5113-5677-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-5113-5678-2 / 978-1-5113-5678-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: News of the World
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
ISBN: 1-5113-5679-0 / 978-1-5113-5679-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: News of the World: A Novel
Author(s): Paulette Jiles
Publisher: William Morrow
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