Tue
26

Brown Bag Book Club: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:00 - 13:00

News of the World by Paulette Jiles, 2016

National Book Award Finalist

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 that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

Quote from Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain:   “A powerful, richly realized journey…Captain Kidd belongs in the great pantheon of western characters along with True Grit’sRooster Cogburn and Lonesome Dove’s Gus and Call’.

Paulette Jiles-Johnson is an American-born Canadian poet and novelist. Born in Salem, Missouri, she was educated at the University of Illinois in Spanish literature. Jiles moved to Canada in 1969.