The News of the World

The News of the World by Paulette Jilles is a treasure. Captain Kidd is a reader, traveling through Texas after the Civil War with his newspapers, holding readings of the news in cities and towns. He is charged with the safe return to San Antonio of a young girl who was kidnapped by the Kiowa tribe years ago. They bond as their journey through Texas progress and they fight off various threats. Magical, atmospheric writing combined with characters you care about deeply make this a true winner.