News of the World

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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 ...

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Kristine S

Dec 1, 2016

Book Club Star

In addition to all the wonderful comments regarding the author's prose, imagery, research, and engaging plot, our book club discussion was uniformly positive, glowing and enthusiastic about the book. It was an excellent choice for a book club read.

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