News of the World (Large Print / Paperback)

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Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a news reader. He's fought in two wars and lived through another. He travels from town to town in North Texas holding readings in local halls. He wants to bring the world to these people. While in Wichita Falls, he is asked by a black acquaintance to escort a 10 year old girl back to her people. She had been abducted by the Kiowa four years previous. She is not happy about going back to a place she doesn't remember. The captain and Johanna reluctantly form an unbreakable bond that carries them through all the trials. For fans of historical fiction and for a fictionalized look at EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON. Recommended.

— Valerie

October 2016 Indie Next List


“This short, powerful novel is historical fiction at its best! Captain Kidd, a 72-year-old war veteran and professional news reader, has been tasked with returning Johanna, a 10-year-old white girl kidnapped by the Kiowa when she was six and recently ransomed, to relatives living near San Antonio. The Captain knows the journey will not be easy but believes it is his duty to do the right thing, despite the dangers that lie ahead. What he doesn't expect is the strength of the bond that develops between him and Johanna, one so powerful that it defines the choice he makes at journey's end. Beautifully descriptive prose drives the narrative through the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the West during the late 1800s.”
— Adrian Newell, Warwick's, La Jolla, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432839970
ISBN-10: 1432839977
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: June 27th, 2017
Language: English