VALE – The Vale Book Club will discuss “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles this Thursday.
The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St. S. Marge Mitchell will facilitate the discussion.
Goodreads online reviews describe the book as a morally complex novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.
The story, set in the aftermath of the Civil War, tells of an aging itinerant news reader who agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her family. The child, Johanna, had witnessed the brutal slaughter of her parents and sister but seems to have no memory of this experience.
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