• By Walkertown Branch
  • Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018

Walkertown Afterthoughts Book Club Discussion July 12, 11 am

In July, the Afterthoughts Book Club will be discussing News of the World, 2016 National Book Award finalist by Paulette Jiles. Captain Jefferson Kidd travels throughout Texas in the 1870s as a newsreader. In exchange for gold, he agrees to transport a young girl (formerly kidnapped by the Kiowa tribe) to her surviving family. The two form an unlikely friendship framed by Jiles’ descriptive prose of post-Civil War Texas.

Jiles, who resides in San Antonio, based Kidd’s character on the real-life ancestor of a Texan family friend. Her considerable historical research and poetic narrative will appeal to even non-Western genre fans. For more insight into Jiles’ writing, read her National Book Awards profile here: http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2016finalist_f_jiles-news-of-the-world.html

The Afterthoughts Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 12 at 11 am.

Walkertown Branch Library, Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join us for a friendly and interesting discussion!

Join other Book Discussions at Walkertown Branch:

Six Ws of Mystery Book Club reads Chill Factor by Sandra Brown and meets on Thursday, July 19 at 10:30 am
Along Came a Series Book Club reads Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans and meets on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 pm

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