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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
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*The Thicket, by Joe Lansdale
The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
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*The Big Sky, by A. B. Guthrie
When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
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*When the Legends Die, by Hal Borland
Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
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*Far Bright Star, by Robert Olmstead
Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb
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*Shavetail, by Thomas Cobb
The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses
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*The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy, start with All The Pretty Horses
The Son, by Philipp Meyer
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*The Son, by Philipp Meyer
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*Little Big Man, by Thomas Berger
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*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
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*Roughing It, by Mark Twain
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
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*Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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*Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
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*Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher
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*A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher
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*Butcher's Crossing, by John Williams
  
 
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
 
==Classic and Not-so-Classic Westerns==
The Virginian, by Owen Wister
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*The Virginian, by Owen Wister
Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
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*Riders of the Purple Sage, by Zane Grey
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
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*The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour
The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
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*The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
Spoon, Robert Greer
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*Spoon, Robert Greer
Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
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*Buffalo Girls, by Larry McMurtry
Deadwood, by Pete Dexter
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*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
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*Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry
Raylan, by Elmore Leonard
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*Raylan, by Elmore Leonard
  
  
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==Tenacious Heroines==
 
==Tenacious Heroines==
Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
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*Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
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*Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward
Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
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*Once Upon a River, by Bonnie Jo Campbell
Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda
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*Bohemian Girl, by Terese Svoboda
The Passage, by Justin Cronin
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*The Passage, by Justin Cronin
In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple
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*In Calamity's Wake, by Natalee Caple
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*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
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*Rooster: the Life and Times of the real Rooster Cogburn, the Man who Inspired True Grit, by Brett Cogburn
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*1870s
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*Arkansas
  
 
==DVDs to Watch==
 
==DVDs to Watch==
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Others?
 
Others?
 
Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
 
Doc, by Mary Doria Russell
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Cottonwood, by Scott Phillips
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Literary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9853.Literary_Westerns
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Contemporary Westerns on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9697.Best_Contemporary_Western_Novels
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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

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)
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  • True Grit (Coen Brothers)
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  • Rooster Cogburn
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  • 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