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Breakfast Book Club

News of The World - Paulette Jiles

2021-05-26 10:30:00 2021-05-26 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our May meeting through Zoom! We'll be discussing News of The World by Paulette Jiles. Please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org for link. Virtual - via Zoom

Wednesday, May 26
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2021-05-26 10:30:00 2021-05-26 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our May meeting through Zoom! We'll be discussing News of The World by Paulette Jiles. Please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org for link. Virtual - via Zoom

Join the Breakfast Book Club for our May meeting through Zoom! We'll be discussing News of The World by Paulette Jiles. Please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org for link.

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eBook version of the book can be downloaded through Hoopla with your library card below:

https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12455975

Summary:

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture Starring Tom Hanks National Book Award Finalist-Fiction.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember-strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become-in the eyes of the law-a kidnapper himself.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 09 due to Mother's Day
Mon, May 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 05 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 06 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 07 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sat, May 08 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, May 09 Closed
(Mother's Day)

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

Contact Becky

Upcoming events

Sat, May 08, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual
Registration is now closed

Sun, May 09, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual

Tue, May 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Discord

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual - Recorded Video

Thu, May 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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Thu, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
virtual via Zoom

Thu, May 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Event on Zoom - Evento Virtual por Zoom

Fri, May 14, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Virtual

Mon, May 17, 3:00pm - 3:05pm
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Mon, May 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Eola Road Branch - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Tue, May 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Eola Road Branch - APLD Children's Zoom Room

Tue, May 18, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual--Facebook Live

Wed, May 19, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Santori Library - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Wed, May 19, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Thu, May 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual

Thu, May 20, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual - Discord

Thu, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Santori Library - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Thu, May 20, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Santori Library - APLD Adult/Teen Zoom Room

Fri, May 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Por Facebook Live

Sun, May 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Virtual