Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: News of the World

News of the World News of the World by Paulette Jiles
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐🌟

Abducted by Kiowa Indians after her parents are killed, Johanna is "rescued" by Indian Agents in hopes she'll be returned to her next of kin.

Thus begins an Odyessan-like journey through the republic of Texas with Johanna and Captain Kidd at the reins of the Curative Waters wagon.

Heartbreaking story of the conflict between Native Americans and western settlers, family carnage, and the plight of a young girl. Also about unexpected love and family relationships.

Narrative is also replete with beautiful descriptions of the geology and botany of Texas.

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