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Jiles, Paulette 1943-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 262 publications in 4 languages and 13,145 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Dystopias  Dystopian fiction  Romance fiction  War fiction  Western stories  Domestic fiction  Catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.J54, 813.54
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Enemy women by Paulette Jiles( Book )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Adair, the daughter of modest farmers in the Missouri Ozarks, who is wrongly accused of enemy collaboration by the Union militia, as she falls in love with her interrogator and embarks on a perilous journey to find her family
News of the world : a novel by Paulette Jiles( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
Stormy weather by Paulette Jiles( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Texas women struggle against nature and opportunists on their Brazos River ranch during the Great Depression
The color of lightning : a novel by Paulette Jiles( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two different families, headed by a former slave and by a Quaker, who settle in Texas during the Civil War
Lighthouse island by Paulette Jiles( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth is crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought is so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few. It is a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan. Growing up, she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest. When an opportunity for escape arises, Nadia embarks on a dangerous and sometimes comic adventure. Along the way she meets a man who changes the course of her life: James Orotov, a mapmaker and demolition expert. Together, they evade arrest and head north toward a place of wild beauty that lies beyond the megapolis - Lighthouse Island
News of the world : a novel by Paulette Jiles( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio
Stormy weather by Paulette Jiles( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witnessing the rise and loss of her family's oil business in the wake of her father's gambling problems, proud young Jeanine accompanies the other women in her family to an abandoned farm when her father dies under dubious circumstances
Enemy women : [a novel] by Paulette Jiles( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Adair Randolph Colley is taken prisoner after being denounced as a Confederate spy, and when she writes her life story the jailer falls in love with her and they plan an escape
Blackwater by Paulette Jiles( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waterloo Express by Paulette Jiles( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting in the club car drinking rum and karma-kola : a manual of etiquette for ladies crossing Canada by train by Paulette Jiles( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than fifteen years before writing her bestselling novel Enemy Women, Paulette Jiles published another novel, an extraordinary book that transcends genre, has never gone out of print and has achieved cult status. Sitting in the Club Car is a unique and evocative tale of flight from love and pursuit of the beloved. It combines a love story with a spoof of detective fiction, all in an elegant work that takes place on a transcontinental train. --Jacket
Celestial navigation : poems by Paulette Jiles( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late great human road show by Paulette Jiles( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song to the rising sun : a collection by Paulette Jiles( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesse James poems by Paulette Jiles( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lighthouse Island : a novel by Paulette Jiles( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the coming centuries the world's population has exploded. The earth's crowded with cities, animals are nearly all extinct, and drought's so widespread that water is rationed. There are no maps, no borders, no numbered years, and no freedom, except for an elite few. It's a harsh world for an orphan like Nadia Stepan, and she dreams of a green vacation spot called Lighthouse Island, in a place called the Pacific Northwest
Flying lesson : selected poems by Paulette Jiles( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color of lightning : a novel by Paulette Jiles( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two different families, headed by a former slave and by a Quaker, who settle in Texas during the Civil War
The golden hawks by Paulette Jiles( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North spirit : travels among the Cree and Ojibway nations and their star maps by Paulette Jiles( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Enemy women
Alternative Names
Jiles-Johnson Paulette

Jiles, Paulette

Johnson Paulette Jiles-

Paulette Jiles Canadian writer

Paulette Jiles écrivaine canadienne

Paulette Jiles escritora canadiense

Languages
English (220)

Spanish (4)

Polish (3)

Swedish (2)

Covers
Stormy weatherThe color of lightning : a novelStormy weatherEnemy women : [a novel]Sitting in the club car drinking rum and karma-kola : a manual of etiquette for ladies crossing Canada by trainCelestial navigation : poemsThe Jesse James poemsFlying lesson : selected poems