Some jobs just don't exist anymore. Shortly after the American Civil War literacy was far from universal and even for those that could read there wasn't much printed material around. Captain Kidd, a widower without family, travels around Texas giving public readings from newspapers. Church and town halls fill as people are eager for novelty; to hear what strange folks in foreign places get up to.
Reviewed by Christine O.
Christine O has worked in libraries on the North Shore for over 20 years. She likes her fiction to be believable and her non-fiction to be accessible.