News of the world : a novel
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Bloomingdale Public Library - Adult AudiobooksPLWY F JILOn Shelf
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora - PlayawaysPLA JILESOn Shelf
St. Charles Public Library District - Adult AudiobooksAUDIO BOOK FIC JILESOn Shelf

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Format
Pre-loaded Audio
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Unabridged.
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (approximately 6 hours) : digital, HD audio ; 9 x 6 cm
Language
English

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Issued on Playaway, the all-in-one audiobook.
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"HD"--Container.
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"Light"--Container.
Participants/Performers
Performed by Grover Gardner.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jiles, P., & Gardner, G. (2016). News of the world: a novel (Unabridged.). Brilliance Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jiles, Paulette, 1943- and Grover, Gardner. 2016. News of the World: A Novel. Grand Haven, MI: Brilliance Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jiles, Paulette, 1943- and Grover, Gardner. News of the World: A Novel Grand Haven, MI: Brilliance Audio, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jiles, Paulette, and Grover Gardner. News of the World: A Novel Unabridged., Brilliance Audio, 2016.

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