True Grit (Paperback)

Young Readers Edition

By Charles Portis

Overlook Press, 9781590206973, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

List Price: 9.99*
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"True Grit" tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the killer into Indian Territory. "True Grit" is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true status, this is an American classic through and through.