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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

Pioneering was especially hard on women.  Author Glendon Swarthout wrote this novel to portray what might happen to women on the prairie who suffered from the loss of their mental faculties, due to the extreme hardships many endured. In the … Continue reading

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True Grit by Charles Portis

True Grit is the tale of 14-year-old Mattie Ross and her quest for vengeance following the murder of her father. The book is a black comedy. Mattie hires a “One Eyed Fat Man” U.S. Marshal Reuben ‘Rooster’ Cogburn to find, … Continue reading

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