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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost comic writers. True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward goin... Read More »
With her papa's pistol tied to her saddlehorn and a super-sized ration of audacity, fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross sets out to avenge her father's murder.
In an Old West yarn that mixes the comic with the typical shoot-'em-up, a stubborn 14-year-old manipulates an equally stubborn marshal into helping her track down her father's killer.
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