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==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Readalike Adventures==
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==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters==
 
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
 
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Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
  
 
==Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier==
 
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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
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==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
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The Virginian, by Owen Wister
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Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
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The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
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The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
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Spoon, Robert Greer
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==Lawmen & White Hats: Tales of Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
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Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
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*Django Unchained
 
*Django Unchained
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*Justified
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==Books for Youth?==
  
 
==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
 

Revision as of 19:29, 16 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

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

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

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

Lawmen & White Hats: Tales of Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry




Nonfiction

Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn

DVDs to Watch

  • True Grit (John Wayne)
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  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
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  • Rooster Cogburn
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  • Django Unchained
  • Justified

Books for Youth?

External Links