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In this episode, Miranda, Amber, Lissa and Thad talk about the library’s 2015 Big Read Selection – True Grit by Charles Portis. Listen in on their candid book discussion and learn more about Mattie Ross and Rooster Cogburn. Find out why the whole community is reading a western. This podcast will inspire, enlighten and entertain!
In the first line of True Grit, Charles Portis introduces the reader to the engaging voice of Mattie Ross, narrating from old age the great adventure of her life:
“People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day.”
Join a book discussion in the community this February or organize one of your own — it’s the Big Read!
Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of HUSH, find some of our other episiodes including fan favorites like Best Books of 2014, True Grit/Big Read, Confessions of a Smut Reader, and Kansas Notable Books.
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The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest. The Big Read provides citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities.