|Statement||Cyril Bainbridge and Roy Stockdill.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||351|
An Amazon Best Book of October I’ll admit, Paulette Jiles’s News of the World was not at the top of my to-read pile. It’s a post-Civil War western, the good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, and you can be sure the former will ride off into the sunset at the story’s end (Womp, Womp)/5(K). Book Summary. It is 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. Judges Citation. News of the World is an adventure story, filled with danger and incident; a western, meticulously researched and rendered; and a two hundred-page prose poem with poetry’s usual virtues of compression, resonance, beauty, and power. Set in post-Civil War Texas, the chaos of that place and time are vividly depicted, even as the story remains primarily one of character. Inseparable identical twin sisters ditch home together, and then one decides to vanish. The talented Bennett fuels her fiction with secrets—first in her lauded debut, The Mothers (), and now in the assured and magnetic story of the Vignes sisters, light-skinned women parked on opposite sides of the color line. Desiree, the “fidgety twin,” and Stella, “a smart, careful girl,” make Author: Paulette Jiles.
"The News of the World" - stories by Ron Carlson is a great collection. The first book of short stories that Ron wrote in I've recently read all of Carlson's short story collections, except for his newest one "At the Jim Bridger", which I'm eagerly waiting to crack open/5(3). Her story in “News of the World” is painfully simple. An old man, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, is content to make his living as an itinerant news reader in Texas until he is charged with a much. This item: News from the World: Stories and Essays by Paula Fox Paperback $ Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by The Widow's Children: A Novel by Paula Fox Paperback $ In Stock. Ships from and sold by The God of Nightmares by Paula Fox Paperback $/5(3). The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Jiles, Paulette. News of the World. William Morrow, This novel, told in the past tense, opens on Captain Kidd who, since the end of the Civil War, has been wandering from city to city in north Texas and giving professional readings of news stories that he collects from national and international newspapers. In the.
News of the World Paulette Jiles, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary It is and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. I think this is a book you could actually sit down with your kids and listen to, maybe not really young kids, but certainly teenage kids, if you could get them to sit and listen to a story at night. Such a great story. I will remember it for years to come. Excellent 5 stars plus! Book Discussion Questions: News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Posted Ap by Cathleen. Title: News of the World Author: Paulette Jiles Page Count: pages Genre: Historical Fiction Tone: Compelling, Lyrical, Character-driven Summary: In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an. Paulette Jiles, News of the World. News of the World, recently shortlisted for the National Book Award for fiction, is a gem of a novel. Only pages long, it proves that length and a complex plot are not requirements for memorable and insightful historical fiction. It’s a simple story.