Events & Programs

June 6: Book Discussion: "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles

Date: 06/06/19 10:30 am   to   06/06/19 11:30 am

The North Conway Library’s book club is reading   "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles and will discuss it on June 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library.


This is an open group.  Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member.  The group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Copies of the book are available at the North Conway Library. For details call (603) 356-2961. 


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.


A press release from April 2019 states on IMDB that Universal Pictures has picked up the movie rights to this historical drama with Tom Hanks attached to star.


National Book Award Finalist—Fiction


“A stunning story that tore at my heart and my gut. The relationship at its core between a grizzled old man and a lost young girl digs deep into what it means to care about someone and to find your place in the world.”

– Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring


A powerful, richly-realized journey. . . .Captain Kidd belongs in the pantheon of great Western characters along with True Grit’s Rooster Cogburn and Lonesome Dove’s Gus and Call.”

Charles Frazier, National Book Award-winning author of Cold Mountain