Thorndike Press

News of the World

  • Paulette Jiles
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  • ISBN-10: 1432839977
  • ISBN-13: 9781432839970
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .75 lbs ( .34 kgs)
  • 290 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released June 2017

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A New York Times Bestselling Author
A #1 LibraryReads Pick
2016 National Book Award Finalist
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

In the wake of the Civil War, a seventy-year-old retired army captain does live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. He is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan, raised by Kiowa raiders who killed her family, to relatives she doesn’t remember 400 miles away. This exquisitely rendered, morally complex novel explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.


Customer Reviews

“This Western is not to be missed by Jiles’s fans and lovers of Texan historical fiction.”

— Library Journal