Monday, January 02, 2017

NEWS OF THE WORLD

Author:  Paulette Jiles
Genre:  Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2016
Personal Rating:  3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Grover Gardner
Yearly Count:  1


During the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Kidd, a traveling newspaper reader, is asked to deliver a 10-year-old girl to her relatives 400 miles away.

This book was my introduction to Jiles.  I enjoyed her style of writing and thought the storyline was good, but incredibly predictable.  Now the narrator, Grover Gardner, was very good. 

Thoughts of Joy

6 comments:

  1. Not my favorite time period.

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    1. Bermudaonion ~ I understand. : /

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  2. My mom just finished reading this one and is going to loan it to me. I don't generally read books set in America during this time period, but I'll give it a try.

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    1. Literary Feline ~ I thought it was good, but others have been raving about it. I hope you love it.

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  3. I borrowed News From The Word from the library but didn't get to it so had to take it back. I'm thinking that later I'll request it again.

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    1. Vicki ~ It was good, but most people like it more than I did, so it may be a good idea to pick it up again. Hope you love it, if you do.

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