News of the world by paulette jiles is a 2016 william morrow publication news of the world is another book on a list of award nominees ive worked my way through in the last days of 2016 this may be one of my favorites on that list due to the historical details provided about my home state of texas. News of the world by paulette jiles news of the world by paulette jiles a powerful richly realized journey captain kidd belongs in the pantheon of great western characters along with true grits rooster cogburn and lonesome doves gus and call charles frazier national book award winning author of cold mountain. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy author interviews book reviews and lively book commentary are found here content includes books from bestselling midlist and debut authors. Book summary 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. Set in post civil war texas paulette jiles latest novel news of the world tells the story of 71 year old captain jefferson kyle kidd and his unlikely ward a 10 year old girl rescued by the us army from kiowa indian capture
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