If you are a fan of historical Western fiction, you won’t want to miss out on the Book Club’s next selection, News of the World by Paulette Jiles, which takes place in Texas in the aftermath of the Civil War. An aging itinerant news reader agrees to deliver a 10-year-old girl, who was being raised by the Kiowa tribe that killed her parents and sister four years earlier, to her relatives in San Antonio. Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous.
We will rate and discuss this novel on Monday, May 23, at 7 PM in East Hall. The classic Brideshead Revisited received a rating of only 2.7.
The revised schedule for the remainder of the year is listed below. If you want to read ahead, don’t forget that the June and November selections have been switched.