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News of the World MP3 CD – Unabridged, 4 October 2016

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Paulette Jiles is a poet, memoirist, and bestselling novelist. Her books include Cousins, a memoir; and the novels Enemy Women; Stormy Weather; The Color of Lightning; and Lighthouse Island. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (4 October 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1511356790
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1511356794
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 136 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.51 x 1.59 x 13.97 cm
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My website is paulettejiles.com. I review books and say shocking things and include outrageous pictures.

Paulette Jiles was born in Salem, Missouri, in the Missouri Ozarks. Raised in small towns in both south and central Missouri, she attended three different high schools, an exhausting process of social dislocation and fashion wobbles, and with relief graduated from the University of Missouri (KC) in Romance Languages. After graduation she worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and in the far north of Ontario and in the Quebec Arctic, helping to set up village one-watt FM radio stations in the native language, Anishinabe and Inuktitut. She became reasonably conversant in Anishinabe but Inuktitut was just too much. Very hard. Besides she was only in the eastern Arctic for a year. Work in the north lasted about ten years all told.

She taught at David Thompson University in Nelson B.C. and grew to love the British Columbian ecosystems and general zaniness. She spent one year as a writer-in-residence at Philips Andover in Massachusetts and then returned to the United States permanently when she married Jim Johnson, a Texan. Has lived in Texas since 1995.

She and her husband renovated an old stone house in the San Antonio historic district and amidst the rubble and stonemasons and ripped-out electrical systems she completed Enemy Women. She now lives on a small ranch near a very small town in the Texas Hill Country with a horse and a donkey. If you want a free donkey, please let her know. She plays Irish tin whistle with a bluegrass group, sings alto in choir, rides remote trails in Texas with friends. Her horse is named Buck. News of the World (William Morrow) was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A stunning historic fiction with lively characters and a compelling premise.
By Priya_Shrinath on 5 February 2021
Set in the 1870s Texas, News Of The World is a stunning literary fiction that follows the story of a young girl Johanna, who is still in trauma after being captured and later released by Kiowa for whatever reasons unknown.

Captain Kidd is now retired from spending his days in the Civil War and is now on a mission to spread the news of the world to remote people and places and to whoever would give him an ear and a dime! That's when he comes across the scared little girl who cannot speak common language, nor can she communicate with the Captain.

What follows is the journey of this unlikely duo across miles in search of Johanna's remaining family. In between, they'll face troubles that'll test their newly blossoming bond which will only get stronger from friends to close-as-a-family! Although it starts deliberately because Kidd would be rewarded for Johanna's return, soon that'd change.

Wow, what a read! The book flows as smooth as an ocean current and its very easy to fall in love with both Kidd and Johanna and their strange relationship. Paulette Jiles makes a brilliant portrayal of her story and the characters, slowly building a pace and urging her readers to laugh and cry along with her premise.

Atmospheric and compelling, it is no doubt that this book made a terrific feature film for Tom Hanks! I'm so glad I had a chance to read this stunning novel and highly recommend it to everyone who'd love a historical story with lively characters and learn about the Civil War.
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