News of the World
A NovelBook - 2016
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This epic journey across 1870s Texas is replete with danger, natural beauty and comic moments. Perfect for lovers of "Lonesome Dove", "True Grit" and "Peace Like a River".
The book club will discuss this title on September 6, 2018.
HappyPuffin Oct 29, 2017
Jiles writing is sparse and beautiful, each word carefully choosen. I read the book while travelling in San Antonio. What a delight!
lindab1111 Feb 06, 2017
Wow! I loved everything about this book. The characters, the writing, the history were all wonderful. The author's vivid descriptions of post-Civil War Texas are amazing. In spare and exquisite prose, she evokes character, setting, and mood, transporting the reader to this arid landscape and the ... Read More »
RidnLibn Sep 01, 2016
In spare but luminous language, Jiles tells a story of loss and discovery in the American West. News of the World describes an epic journey across 1870s Texas, replete with danger, natural beauty and comic moments. But unexpected elements include characters’ love of the written word and the immut... Read More »
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Some people were born unsupplied with a human conscience and those people needed killing.
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