News flash! The upcoming News of the World by Paulette Jiles just received another sparkling review, this time from Publishers Weekly, who raves, “Jiles delivers a taut, evocative story of post–Civil War Texas in this riveting drama of a redeemed captive of the Kiowa tribe...Jiles unfolds the stories of the Captain and Johanna, past and present, with the smooth assuredness of a burnished fireside tale, demonstrating that she is a master of the western.” To read the full review, click here.
If you're unfamiliar with this incredible upcoming piece of historical fiction, News of the World follows an aging war veteran whose solitary existence traveling post-Civil War Texas giving public readings of the news is quickly broken when he agrees to transport an orphaned little girl across Texas to her adoptive aunt and uncle. Thrilling yet intimate, epic in scope but sure to tug at your heartstrings, this is a book that is garnering A LOT of buzz, which will only grow as we draw closer to the October pub date. Download the egalley from Edelweiss by clicking here.
To learn more about Paulette, whose previous work includes New York Times bestsellers Stormy Weather and Enemy Women, check out the video below, shot on Paulette's ranch outside San Antonio. News of the World goes on sale October 4th.