Adult Book Discussion

Adult Book Discussion, Monday, May 13th, 6.30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: BOOK DISCUSSION WILL NOT MEET IN APRIL. Please stop by after April 1st to pick up this title. We hope you will join us May 13th.

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered $50 to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and dangerous. Johanna has forgotten English, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forging a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become a kidnapper himself.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!


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ONLINE BOOK DISCUSSION – Sign up at the circulation desk!

Get involved with our adult book group even if you can’t make it to our monthly meetings!

The Oscar Grady Library now has an online book club designed to keep you up to date on past and future book choices and dates for our adult book discussions. Join the group to recommend future book titles, participate in online discussions, receive email reminders about upcoming discussions and check out what other groups are reading!

Sign up  at the circulation desk to receive an email invite to this fun new group!

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Other activities you may be interested in:

_Adult Recipe Club