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True Grit

True Grit

by Charles Portis

I have never been one to flinch or crawfish when faced with an unpleasant task.


If you'd like to read other books set on the American frontier, you might enjoy:
  • Mark Twain's Roughing It, 1872
  • Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1927
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, 1935
  • A.B. Guthrie's The Big Sky, 1947
  • Hal Borland's When the Legends Die, 1963
  • Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose, 1970
If you'd like to read other books in the Western genre, you might enjoy:
  • Owen Wister's The Virginian, 1902
  • Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage, 1912
  • Louis L'Amour's Bendigo Shafter, 1979
  • Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove, 1985
  • Denis Johnson's Train Dreams, 2011
  • Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers, 2012
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