News of the World, Week 1

Welcome to September's Online Book Club. This month, we're reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles. 

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

News of the World is an adventurous story about a man named Jefferson Kidd who travels around Texas giving live readings from the newspaper. After one of his readings, he's tasked with delivering a young girl who had been captured by a band of Kiowa raiders back to her family. The pair embark on their perilous journey and encounter many dangerous situations along the way. 

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version starring Tom Hanks. Check out the trailer above if you want to get a feel for the movie. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

Next week, we'll be discussing the first seven chapters, so make sure to read those before reading the blog post next week. I hope you'll check back for the blog post, and I can't wait to hear from you in the comments section.