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==Guns for Hire and Hardscrabble Heroes: Adventures & Untamed Characters== ==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+*When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
-Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead+*Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
-Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb+*Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb
-The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses+*The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses
-The Son, by Philipp Meyer+*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+*A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher
 +*Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns== ==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
-The Virginian, by Owen Wister+*The Virginian, by Owen Wister
-Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey+*Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
-The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour+*The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
-The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt+*The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
-Spoon, Robert Greer+*Spoon, Robert Greer
-Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry+*Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
-Deadwood, by Pete Dexter+*Deadwood, by Pete Dexter
==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals== ==Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals==
-Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry+*Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
-Raylan, by Elmore Leonard+*Raylan, by Elmore Leonard
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==Tenacious Heroines== ==Tenacious Heroines==
-Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell+*Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
-Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward+*Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
-Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell+*Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
-Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda+*Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda
-The Passage, by Justin Cronin+*The Passage, by Justin Cronin
-In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple+*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
 +*1870s
 +*Arkansas
==DVDs to Watch== ==DVDs to Watch==
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Others? Others?
Doc, by Mary Doria Russell 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 15:49, 17 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

Lawmen & White Hats: Featuring Texas Rangers and US Marshals

  • Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
  • Raylan, by Elmore Leonard


Revenge & Justice

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
  • 1870s
  • Arkansas

DVDs to Watch

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

Books for Youth?

Case of the Deadly Desperadoes

External Links

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

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