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News of the world : a novel

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"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"--

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Avon Free Library FIC JIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52113300433891
Available
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Bloomfield Public Library FIC Jiles PB (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300118995
Checked out
09/27/2018
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Jiles (Text)
Adult Fiction
52116300674703
Available
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Dansville Public Library FIC JIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52117300423646
Available
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Geneva Public Library JILES (Text)
First Floor Fiction
52118300904213
Available
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Macedon Public Library FIC JIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52121300562262
In transit
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Mount Morris Library Fic Jil (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300221253
Available
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Naples Library FIC JIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300333759
Available
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Newark Public Library FIC JIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52125300769546
Checked out
10/11/2018
Ontario Public Library FIC JIL (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300698206
Available
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