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News of the World

A Novel

Paulette Jiles

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles is the story of an unlikely friendship between an old man, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, and a 10-year-old girl, Johanna Leonberger, who was rescued from the Kiowa Indians. The novel is set in 1870 in Reconstruction-era Texas, a dangerous time and place known for frequent Indian raids and widespread anarchism...

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles is the story of an unlikely friendship between an old man, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, and a 10-year-old girl, Johanna Leonberger, who was rescued from the Kiowa Indians. The novel is set in 1870 in Reconstruction-era Texas, a dangerous time and place known for frequent Indian raids and widespread anarchism...