NEWS OF THE WORLD -- a brilliant work of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust
News of the World by Paulette Jiles (2016, William Morrow; 224 pages)
New York Times Bestselling Author of Enemy Women, the poet Paulette Jiles has written a beautiful story about a traveling newsreader and his quest to return a ten-year-old girl to her family after being captured and living with Native Americans.
The book got in my hands as an advance reader´s edition and it immediately caught my atention. Writing beautifully, Jiles works with a lyrical language that evolves in gorgeous descriptions of dreamed landscape. It is a relatively short book, and there is a lot to devour in it. The main characters, Captain Kidd and Johanna, are those type of humans that you want to have in your life. They are brave, they are ones to care for. There is also a sense of sharp humor in the story through Captain Kidd that adds a great tone to the book.
If you like stories that trap you and carry you around during just a few days, and if you are into good writing, good characters, descriptive prose, and forces like compassion and transformation, or simply into a good story, this is the book for you.
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Recommended by: Maite