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The Big Read - Wichita

The Wichita Public Library, in partnership with numerous other The Big Readagencies and book clubs, brings The Big Read to Wichita in fall 2013 for a celebration of Charles Portis' True Grit.

 In the decades since its publication, readers have fallen in love with the indelible voice of Mattie Ross as she recounts her youthful quest to avenge the murder of her father with the aid of a down-at-heels federal marshal named Rooster Cogburn. The rousing adventure story inspired two award-winning films, but on the page, readers will discover fully the rich humor, inventive prose, and compelling characters that have made the book a masterpiece of American storytelling. 

For information on upcoming events, visit or become a fan of The Big Read - Wichita's Facebook site.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The national site is located at

The Big Read

Last update: 8/29/2013
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