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Article in [[:Category:Adult Fiction|Adult Fiction]] and [[:Category:Big Read|Big Read]] categories.
 
Article in [[:Category:Adult Fiction|Adult Fiction]] and [[:Category:Big Read|Big Read]] categories.
  
Printable versions of this booklist are available as .pdf's [http://hera.jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/***.pdf here].
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There is [http://jmrl.org/pdf_wiki/truegrit_furtherreading2014.pdf '''a printable version of the adult list'''].
  
 
==About the Author==
 
==About the Author==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis'''True Grit'''] (1968)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+portis'''True Grit'''] (1968)
 
**Alternate formats:
 
**Alternate formats:
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Audiobook''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9?/ttrue+grit/ttrue+grit/1%2C5%2C13%2CB/exact&FF=ttrue+grit&1%2C9%2C/limit?***'''Audiobook''']
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''Large Print''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9?/ttrue+grit/ttrue+grit/1%2C5%2C13%2CB/limit***'''Large Print''']
***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?***'''En Espanol: Valor de Ley''']
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9?/ttrue+grit/ttrue+grit/1%2C5%2C13%2CB/frameset&FF=ttrue+grit+spanish&1%2C1%2C/indexsort=-***'''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
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***[https://www.comixology.com/True-Grit-Mean-Business/digital-comic/7342 '''True Grit: Mean Business'''], a comic book inspired by  the novel, available online
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dog+of+the+south'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dog+of+the+south'''The Dog of the South'''] (1979)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?masters+of+atlantis'''Masters of Atlantis'''] (1985)
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?masters+of+atlantis'''Masters of Atlantis'''] (1985)
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?thicket+lansdale'''The Thicket'''], by Joe Lansdale
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?thicket+lansdale'''The Thicket'''], by Joe Lansdale
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?big+sky+guthrie'''The Big Sky'''], by A. B. Guthrie
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?big+sky+guthrie'''The Big Sky'''], by A. B. Guthrie
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?when+the+legends+die'''When the Legends Die'''], by Hal Borland
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*'''When the Legends Die''', by Hal Borland
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?far+bright+star'''Far Bright Star'''], by Robert Olmstead
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?far+bright+star'''Far Bright Star'''], by Robert Olmstead
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shavetail'''Shavetail'''], by Thomas Cobb
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?shavetail'''Shavetail'''], by Thomas Cobb
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crossing+mccarthy'''The Crossing''']
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?crossing+mccarthy'''The Crossing''']
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cities+of+the+plain+mccarthy'''Cities of the Plain''']
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?cities+of+the+plain+mccarthy'''Cities of the Plain''']
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?son+meyer'''The Son'''], by Philipp Meyer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9/?searchtype=X&searcharg=a%3A%28meyer%29+t%3A%28the+son%29&searchscope=9&sortdropdown=-&SORT=DZ&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=Xson+meyer%26SORT%3DD'''The Son'''], by Philipp Meyer
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+big+man'''Little Big Man'''], by Thomas Berger
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+big+man'''Little Big Man'''], by Thomas Berger
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen'''Desperadoes'''], by Ron Hansen
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?desperadoes+hansen'''Desperadoes'''], by Ron Hansen
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?little+house+on+the+prairie'''Little House on the Prairie'''], by Laura Ingalls Wilder
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?angle+of+repose'''Angle of Repose'''], by Wallace Stegner
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?doc'''Doc'''], by Mary Doria Russell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9/?searchtype=X&searcharg=t%3A%28doc%29+a%3A%28Russell%29&searchscope=9&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=ta%3A%28Russell%29'''Doc'''], by Mary Doria Russell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?sudden+country+fisher'''A Sudden Country'''], by Karen Fisher
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?butchers+crossing'''Butcher's Crossing'''], by John Williams
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==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 
==Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines==
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?winter's+bone'''Winter's Bone'''], by Daniel Woodrell
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?crown+of+dust'''Crown of Dust'''], by Mary Volmer
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?salvage+the+bones'''Salvage the Bones'''], by Jesmyn Ward
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?once+upon+a+river'''Once Upon a River'''], by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?american+landscape+tradition'''The American Landscape Tradition: a Study and Gallery of Paintings'''], by Joseph S. Czestochowski
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?american+landscape+tradition'''The American Landscape Tradition: a Study and Gallery of Paintings'''], by Joseph S. Czestochowski
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?landscape+painting+in+watercolor'''Landscape Painting in Watercolor'''], by Zoltan Szabo
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?landscape+painting+in+watercolor'''Landscape Painting in Watercolor'''], by Zoltan Szabo
**For more inspiration, try subject searches for [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+photography'''landscape photography'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+drawing'''landscape drawing'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+painting'''landscape painting'''], or [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+in+art'''landscape in art'''].
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**For more inspiration, try subject searches for [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+photography'''landscape photography'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+drawing'''landscape drawing'''], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/d?landscape+painting'''landscape painting'''], or [http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9/d?Landscapes+in+art'''landscape in art'''].
 
*'''Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range'''
 
*'''Culinary inspiration - Cooking on the Range'''
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+the+cowboy+way'''Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens'''], by Grady Spears and June Naylor
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cooking+the+cowboy+way'''Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens'''], by Grady Spears and June Naylor
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**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?primitive+wilderness+living'''Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills'''], by John McPherson
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?primitive+wilderness+living'''Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills'''], by John McPherson
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?North+American+Indian+Survival+Skills'''North American Indian Survival Skills'''], by Karen Liptak
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?North+American+Indian+Survival+Skills'''North American Indian Survival Skills'''], by Karen Liptak
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+for+dummies'''Wilderness Survival for Dummies'''], by John Hazlett
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**'''Wilderness Survival for Dummies''', by John Hazlett
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?complete+wilderness+training+book'''The Complete Wilderness Training Book'''], by Hugh McManners
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?complete+wilderness+training+book'''The Complete Wilderness Training Book'''], by Hugh McManners
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+handbook'''Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-term Survival and Long-Term Comfort'''], by Michael Pewtherer
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wilderness+survival+handbook'''Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-term Survival and Long-Term Comfort'''], by Michael Pewtherer
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?rooster+cogburn'''Rooster Cogburn''']
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search~S9?/Xrooster+cogburn&SORT=D/Xrooster+cogburn&SORT=D&SUBKEY=rooster+cogburn/1%2C10%2C10%2CB/frameset&FF=Xrooster+cogburn&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C'''Rooster Cogburn''']
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?searchers'''The Searchers'''] - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?searchers'''The Searchers'''] - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shoot+out+videorecording'''Shoot Out'''] - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl.  Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+john+wayne'''True Grit'''], and features many of the same locations.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?shoot+out+videorecording'''Shoot Out'''] - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl.  Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?true+grit+john+wayne'''True Grit'''], and features many of the same locations.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?unforgiven+eastwood'''Unforgiven'''] - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.
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*'''Unforgiven''' - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.
  
 
Television Series
 
Television Series
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+big+sky'''Hattie Big Sky'''], by Kirby Larson, and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+ever+after'''Hattie Ever After''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+big+sky'''Hattie Big Sky'''], by Kirby Larson, and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?hattie+ever+after'''Hattie Ever After''']
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ballad+of+lucy+whipple'''The Ballad of Lucy Whipple'''], by Karen Cushman
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ballad+of+lucy+whipple'''The Ballad of Lucy Whipple'''], by Karen Cushman
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+storm+comin'''Black Storm Comin''''], by Diane Lee Wilson
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*'''Black Storm Comin'''', by Diane Lee Wilson
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghetto+cowboy'''Ghetto Cowboy'''], by G. Neri
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?ghetto+cowboy'''Ghetto Cowboy'''], by G. Neri
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventurous+deeds+of+deadwood+jones'''The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones'''], by Jelen Hemphill
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*'''The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones''', by Jelen Hemphill
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?another+kind+of+cowboy'''Another Kind of Cowboy'''], by Susan Juby
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?another+kind+of+cowboy'''Another Kind of Cowboy'''], by Susan Juby
 
* '''The Tucket adventure series''' by Gary Paulsen  
 
* '''The Tucket adventure series''' by Gary Paulsen  
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+midnight+son'''The Adventures of Midnight Son'''] by Denise Lewis Patrick
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?adventures+of+midnight+son'''The Adventures of Midnight Son'''] by Denise Lewis Patrick
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzels+revenge'''Rapunzel's Revenge'''] and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jack'''Calamity Jack'''], graphic novels by Shannon Hale
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rapunzels+revenge'''Rapunzel's Revenge'''] and its sequel [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?calamity+jack'''Calamity Jack'''], graphic novels by Shannon Hale
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?tall+great+american'''Tall: Great American Folktales, the Comics Anthology'''], edited by Donald Lem
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*'''Tall: Great American Folktales, the Comics Anthology''', edited by Donald Lem
  
  
 
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
 
Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?cowgirl+way'''The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West'''], by Holly George-Warren
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+women+of+the+wild+west'''Wild Women of the Wild West'''] by Jonah Winter, illustrations by Susan Guevara
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?wild+women+of+the+wild+west'''Wild Women of the Wild West'''] by Jonah Winter, illustrations by Susan Guevara
  
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**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels'''Contemporary Westerns''']
 
**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels'''Contemporary Westerns''']
 
**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns'''Best Westerns''']
 
**[http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1243.Best_Westerns'''Best Westerns''']
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[[Category:Big Read|True Grit]]
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[[Category:Adult Fiction|True Grit]]

Latest revision as of 19:22, 12 July 2016

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

There is a printable version of the adult list.

About the Author

Works by Charles Portis

Fiction:

Short pieces:

Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters

Home on the Range: Tales from the Frontier

Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

Gals with Gumption: More Tenacious Heroines

Nonfiction

Movies and Music

Music on CD

Film Adaptations of the Book and Sequels

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Feature Films

  • Cheyenne Autumn - John Ford's last Western, this 1964 epic portrays the Northern Cheyenne Exodus of 1878-9, and the mistreatment of Native Americans during that time.
  • Dances with Wolves - Based on the 1988 novel by Michael Blake, this film garnered many awards in 1990 and revitalized the Western genre. Kevin Costner plays a Union soldier who becomes involved with the Lakota Sioux when he is stationed at a frontier outpost.
  • Django Unchained - A recent take on the classic trope of revenge and adventure with Western flair, Quentin Tarantino directed this ultra-violent 2012 award winner.
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales - Based on the novel Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (also published as 'Gone to Texas') by Forrest Carter, this 1976 film features Clint Eastwood as a Civil War veteran driven to avenge the murder of his wife and son.
  • Open Range - Kevin Costner plays a Civil War veteran - turned cowboy fighting a corrupt Marshall in this 2003 Western romance based on the novel "The Open Range Men" by Lauran Paine.
  • The Quick and the Dead - Sharon Stone plays a female gunslinger avenging her father in this modern Western.
  • The Searchers - In this 1956 classic, John Wayne is an ex-Confederate soldier searching for his niece, who has been captured by Comanches.
  • Shoot Out - Gregory Peck stars in this 1971 tale of an outlaw saddled with the responsibility of looking after a feisty orphan girl. Made by the same team that made the 1969 John Wayne version of True Grit, and features many of the same locations.
  • Unforgiven - In 1992, Clint Eastwood re-examined the romanticization of the Western film genre with this Academy Award Best Picture winner about an aging outlaw asked to kill again.

Television Series

  • Justified - based on stories and characters from Elmore Leonard, this series features US marshals in modern-day Kentucky.

Documentaries

  • The Real West - This eight-part documentary series brings to life the most legendary cowboys and notorious outlaws of America's western frontier.
  • Wild Horse, Wild Ride - This documentary tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals.

Books for Teens

Fiction

Nonfiction

  • Venom, by Marilyn Singer

Books for Youth

Wild West - Fiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction for Older Children


Wild West - Nonfiction Picturebooks


Cowboy Stories! - Picture Books

External Links