Author(s): Paulette Jiles
A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA #1 LibraryReads Pick2016 National Book Award FinalistIn 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.
"This Western is not to be missed by Jiles's fans and lovers of Texan historical fiction." -- Library Journal on NEWS OF THE WORLD
Paulette Jiles is a novelist, poet, and memoirist. She is the author of Cousins, a memoir, and the novels Enemy Women, Stormy Weather, The Color of Lightning, Lighthouse Island, and News of the World. She lives on a ranch near San Antonio, TX.