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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Norwood'''] (1966) *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Norwood'''] (1966)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''True Grit'''] (1968) *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''True Grit'''] (1968)
-**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']+**Alternate formats:
-**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']+***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
-**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']+***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']
 +***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
 +***[http://www.truegritmovie.com/intl/uk/dimenovel/ '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by the novel, available online
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979) *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Masters of Atlantic'''] (1985) *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Masters of Atlantic'''] (1985)
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**[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More'''] **[http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/96may/9605fict/9605fict.htm '''I Don't Talk Service No More''']
- +==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
-==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Readalike Adventures==+*The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale
-The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale+*The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
-The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie+*When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
-When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland+*Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
 +*Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb
 +*The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses
 +*The Son, by Philipp Meyer
 +*Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger
 +*Desperadoes, by Ron Hansen
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier== ==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
-Roughing It, by Mark Twain+*Roughing It, by Mark Twain
-Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather+*Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
-Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder+*Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
-Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner+*Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
 +*A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher
 +*Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams
 +==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
 +*The Virginian, by Owen Wister
 +*Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
 +*The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
 +*The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
 +*Spoon, Robert Greer
 +*Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
 +*Deadwood, by Pete Dexter
 +*Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel based on a story by Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino
 +
 +==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
 +*Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels Comanche Moon and Dead Man's Walk
 +*Raylan, by Elmore Leonard
 +*Lone Star Ranger, by Zane Grey
 +*Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series - start with The Buckskin Line
 +*Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series - start with Strong Enough to Die
 +*Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series - start with The Rattlesnake Season
 +*A Tale Out of Luck, by Willie Nelson
 +
 +==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 +*Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
 +*Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
 +*Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
 +*Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda
 +*The Passage, by Justin Cronin
 +*In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple
 +*Missy, by Chris Hannan
==Nonfiction== ==Nonfiction==
-Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn+*Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn
 +*Wyatt Earp : a vigilante life / Andrew C. Isenberg.
 +*1870s
 +*Arkansas
 +*U.S. Marshals/Texas Rangers
==DVDs to Watch== ==DVDs to Watch==
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*True Grit (Coen Brothers) *True Grit (Coen Brothers)
::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}} ::{{#ev:youtube|qIJ4OJ1wH3o|300}}
-*Rooster Cogburn+*Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}} ::{{#ev:youtube|46ah_uJnTKU|300}}
*Django Unchained *Django Unchained
 +*Justified
 +*The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
 +*Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
 +*Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
 +*Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
 +*The Searchers (movie licensing)
 +
 +==Books for Teens==
 +
 +==Books for Youth==
 +*Case of the Deadly Desperadoes
 +*The Legend of Bass Reeves : being the true and fictional account of the most valiant marshal in the West / Gary Paulsen.
 +*Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, by Shannon Hale
==External Links== ==External Links==
*[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author. *[http://neabigread.org/books/truegrit/readers-guide/ '''The NEA's Big Read website'''] has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
-*[http://www.amytanauthor.com/THE_OFFICIAL_WEBSITE_of_AMY_TAN/Welcome.html '''Amy Tan's official website'''] 
-*[http://memory.loc.gov:8081/ammem/award99/cubhtml/theme2.html'''The Chinese in California: San Francisco's Chinatown'''] An introduction to San Francisco's Chinatown on the Library of Congress website+ 
 +Others?
 +*Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
 +*Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips
 +*Literary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns
 +*Contemporary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels
 +*Best Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns

Revision as of 14:15, 25 September 2013

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's here.

VERY MUCH A DRAFT

Contents

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

  • The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale
  • The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
  • When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
  • Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
  • Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb
  • The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses
  • The Son, by Philipp Meyer
  • Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger
  • Desperadoes, by Ron Hansen

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

  • Roughing It, by Mark Twain
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
  • Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
  • A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher
  • Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

  • The Virginian, by Owen Wister
  • Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
  • The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
  • The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
  • Spoon, Robert Greer
  • Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
  • Deadwood, by Pete Dexter
  • Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel based on a story by Louis L'Amour, adapted by Charles Santino

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

  • Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, and its prequels Comanche Moon and Dead Man's Walk
  • Raylan, by Elmore Leonard
  • Lone Star Ranger, by Zane Grey
  • Elmer Kelton's Texas Rangers series - start with The Buckskin Line
  • Jon Land's Caitlin Strong series - start with Strong Enough to Die
  • Larry Sweazy's Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger series - start with The Rattlesnake Season
  • A Tale Out of Luck, by Willie Nelson

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

  • Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
  • Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
  • Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
  • Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda
  • The Passage, by Justin Cronin
  • In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple
  • Missy, by Chris Hannan


Nonfiction

  • Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn
  • Wyatt Earp : a vigilante life / Andrew C. Isenberg.
  • 1870s
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. Marshals/Texas Rangers

DVDs to Watch

  • True Grit (John Wayne)
  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
  • Rooster Cogburn (movie licensing)
  • Django Unchained
  • Justified
  • The Real West - 4 disc documentary series
  • Dances with Wolves (movie licensing)
  • Cheyenne Autumn (movie licensing)
  • Unforgiven (1992) (movie licensing)
  • The Searchers (movie licensing)

Books for Teens

Books for Youth

  • Case of the Deadly Desperadoes
  • The Legend of Bass Reeves : being the true and fictional account of the most valiant marshal in the West / Gary Paulsen.
  • Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, by Shannon Hale

External Links


Others?

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