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News of the World: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Paulette Jiles
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Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it 2 weeks ago
Finished just in time for Book Club tomorrow (held virtually, as you'd expect). Miss Pandora politely sat in my lap the whole time I binged the last 100 pages, which made the day super peaceful and cozy given we just got hit with a snowstorm. News of the World follows Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd,...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 8 months ago
News of the World is a story about the way two very different people can change one another. It's a simple story—in fact, an old and familiar one—about a young girl who was captured by a Native American tribe and now is being forced to return to her old life. There's nothing new or surprising about ...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 2 years ago
Captain Jefferson Kidd travels around from small town to small town, like Cyrano de Bergerac, reading from newspapers and sharing the news of the world with those who pay a dime for the privilege of listening to him read it. Newspapers were scarce then and not everyone could read. For some it was a ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 2 years ago
He travels through the countryside reading the news, collecting ten-cents a head to those who gather and listen to it. The year is 1870 and on one of his stops, he is asked to take a 10-year-old white girl to her relatives, as they feel he would have better luck seeing her to her destination, as he ...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd has survived some of the bloodiest battles in America's short history. Now, in 1870 the widowed Captain spends his time travelling and reading news from around the world to paying audiences. In Wichita Falls, he is called into service once again; but this time he isn't ...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
What is a family? For most people, it’s the one they’re born into. Others cobble one together from the people they meet, based on their needs for affection, support, and companionship. Yet others don’t really have a choice about the people who become their family. In News of the World, by Paulette J...
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