Friday, April 20, 10:30 a.m., the Book Group will meet to discuss “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. Jiles delivers an evocative story of post Civil War Texas in this riveting drama of a redeemed captive of the Kiowa tribe. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower, earns his living traveling around, reading news stories to gatherings of townspeople. In Wichita Falls, he is asked to return a captive girl to her relatives near San Antonio, 400 miles to the south. The old man and the ten-year-old start out on a hazardous journey, no less risky because the girl considers herself now a Kiowa and does not have the slightest desire to return.
This book was a National Book Award Finalist in 2016. The Yachats Library and the Waldport Library have copies of this book. The Group will meet on Friday morning, April 20, at 10:30 in the sanctuary. Our get togethers are open to all, even if you are only able to come a few times during the year, we’d still love to see you and hear your “take” on the book we’ve chosen for that month.