Norwood by Charles Portis

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Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America's foremost writers.  True Grit, his most famous novel, was first published in 1968, and became the basis for the movie starring John Wayne.
Published August 1, 1999 by Overlook. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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This relaxed, funny first novel about an engaging young man in peculiar states of affairs features Norwood Pratt, recently given a ""hardship discharge"" from the Service who returns home to tend his sister Vernell after the death of ""Mr. Pratt."" his father.

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The Pacific Northwest Inlander

His first, the picaresque Norwood — written in 1966 and still in print — was successful enough to get him out of the news business.

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