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The Resource News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles

News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles

Label
News of the world : a novel
Title
News of the world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paulette Jiles
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece 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 at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, 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, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land. Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. 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, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become--in the eyes of the law--a kidnapper himself
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jiles, Paulette
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Performed by Grover Gardner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gardner, Grover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widowers
  • Voyages and travel
  • Orphans
  • Kiowa Indians
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225960876
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (5 hr., 59 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781511356794
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
News of the world : a novel, Paulette Jiles
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225960876
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (5 hr., 59 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781511356794
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Requires the use of an MP3 enabled CD player or computer
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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