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Book Discussion Group

 News of the World - A Novel by Paulette Jiles - presented by NBPL Foundation

news of the world book coverOctober 9
News of the World – A Novel
by Paulette Jiles takes place in 1870, Texas. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town, bringing news to isolated communities. In Wichita Falls, he is asked to return a captive 10-year old girl to her relatives near San Antonio. The old man and girl begin a 400-mile, hazardous journey. Bandits and Comanche raids and violent weather make life difficult. This is a story of courage and honor and the truth that these two things are often the possession of the unlikeliest people.

Meeting Details:

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month / September to June
  • 9:30am - 11:00am / doors open at 9:15am
  • FREE (a suggested donation of $10.00 is always appreciated)
  • No Reservations required
  • Come whether you’ve read the book or not as The Group is kind, curious, and engaging!  

The Book Discussion Group members select, read, and discuss 10 books per year. This active and dynamic Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:30am - 11:00am in the Friends Room at the Central Library. All are welcome whether you’ve read the book or not and the program is FREE. Refreshments are provided and the books are available through the Newport Beach Public Library.


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