From the Author of the National Book Award Finalist News of the World
"Meticulously researched and beautifully crafted.... This is glorious work." -- Washington Post
"A gripping, deeply relevant book." -- New York Times Book Review
From Paulette Jiles, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Enemy Women and Stormy Weather, comes a stirring work of fiction set on the untamed Texas frontier in the aftermath of the Civil War. One of only twelve books longlisted for the 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize--one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards--The Color of Lightning is a beautifully rendered and unforgettable re-examination of one of the darkest periods in U.S. history.
“The savage struggle for land and dominion between Native American tribes and Western settlers is brought to life in this riveting novel set in North Texas after the Civil War. Rich in historical background and told in beautiful prose, this is a great novel for book groups.”
-Sheila Daley, Barrett Bookstore, Darien, CT
About the AuthorView
PAULETTE JILES is a writer and poet. She won the Governor General's award in 1984 for her collection of poems "Celestial Navigation".