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Doc | Mary Doria Russell
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, Maria Katarina Harony, a high-strung, classically educated Hungarian whore. In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City. And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety. Look for special features inside.Join the Circle for author chats and more.RandomHouseReadersCircle.com"
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Andrew65
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#IFoughtTheLaw #AngliophileApril
This brought to mind Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Mdargusch I love those Wild West stories. #truthisstrangerthanfiction 8mo
Reviewsbylola This one looks good! 8mo
emilyhaldi Oooohh I only know her for The Sparrow!! This sounds cool 8mo
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Kaye
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Pickpick

4.5 🌟. Very good book which is mostly about John Henry Holliday , AKA, Doc . He was originally from the South from a well off family. The author‘s descriptions of the sights, sounds and smells put you in Dodge City , in a dusty room with sunlight coming in the window. It seems Doc has a reputation for being something much worse than he really was . Narration by Mark Bramhall was absolutely fantastic. Well worth a read !

Kappadeemom He lived in my town! His house is still here :) (Valdosta GA) 8mo
Kaye @Kappadeemom Do they have tours of it and Have you been there ? He sounded like such a unique , really kind man whose life was cut way too short and had to make a different living than he would have if not for his disease. He missed his family all his life. 8mo
Wife I haven‘t read it, but there is a sequel 8mo
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Kaye Thanks @wife for the reminder. I‘ll have to give it a gander and see how it sounds. 8mo
Kappadeemom @kaye Actually people live in it so they don‘t give tours. There is a plaque by the house though. I‘ll have to stop by and take a pic for you! 8mo
Kaye That sounds neat. I‘d love to see it. Thank you. 🏠 8mo
rubyslippersreads I loved this book. 8mo
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TSellers
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Pickpick

If you have read The Sparrow (Jesuits in space) then I don‘t have to tell you how beautiful words can put you in place. Doc is no exception. Russell puts you in Georgia, in Texas, in Dodge City, in hope, in friendship, in love and in death.

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Coleen_Nieto
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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In Glenwood Springs, CO at the Hotel Colorado for a work training, enjoying the night :)

MrBook Ooooh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
HufflepuffGirl90 I love the Hotel Colorado! Enjoy your stay! ❤️ 11mo
RaimeyGallant How lovely! 11mo
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Mindyrecycles
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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I keep meaning to get to this one. #ownitbuthaventreadit #allthebookssept18

rubyslippersreads ❤️ this book! 1y
KathyWheeler I‘ve had this book since it first came out, but I‘ve yet to read it; I have no idea why. 1y
PathfinderNicole I visited Tombstone last week and came across this at multiple gift shops! Definitely going to have to check it out 1y
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Soubhiville
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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I wasn‘t planning to buy anything at McKay‘s tonight, but we all know how that goes... I‘ve been thinking of reading this since I loved The Sparrow so much. MDR hasn‘t written a lot of books, so I grabbed this when I saw it.

#McKays

Tamra This is a great read! 1y
Tamra Epitaph is better, but I admire all the research she does for her novels. I didn‘t enjoy All God‘s Children, but I do have A Thread of Grace that I‘m looking forward to. 1y
toofondofbooks This and Epitaph were 2 of my top reads last year. So good 1y
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Soubhiville Thanks @Tamra ! I‘m looking forward to reading it. I‘ll keep an eye out for Epitaph too 😊 1y
Soubhiville @toofondofbooks I‘m so glad to hear that! 1y
ChasingOm I have this on my shelf@for the very same reason, hah! 1y
Leftcoastzen McKays 😃👍👏👏👏👏👏 1y
Kaye I‘ve been meaning to read this for a long time too. Just haven‘t gotten to it yet. 1y
Sapphire I lived Doc. I am a huge MDR fan. So looking forward to her new one coming out (next year?) 1y
Soubhiville @Sapphire oooo, I hadn‘t heard! What‘s the new one about? 1y
Sapphire She was calling it unremembered lives but it won't be published under that name. It's about the women who unionized the coal mines in Calumet region of Michigan. It's about the power of women even or especially when they have no legal rights or official voice. She has a blog and posts on her Facebook page about it. It's a topic only she could handle in an interesting and surprising way. 1y
Sapphire Have you read Dreamers of the Day? 1y
Soubhiville @Sapphire I haven‘t, I‘ve only read The Sparrow and Children. It sounds great, I‘m going to look her up on FB now. Thanks!!! 1y
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Jschultzems
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Mehso-so

(Disclaimer: I listened to the audio) Doc is a story about Doc Holiday, close friend to Wyatt Earp. Part fact, part fiction, and not entirely about Doc, the story maintains momentum but often loses focus as the narrator follows the path of an Earp family member, not coming back to Doc for a chapter or two. I liked the author‘s writing style, and the narration of the audio was great, but I am not sure I will re-read this one.

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YouBookMe
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Book: Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Author: Charles Dickens
Movie/TV show: Daria
Food: Dark chocolate

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Daria was a great show 💚 1y
YouBookMe @JoScho Honestly one of my all-time favorites! 1y
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Tamra
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Pickpick

This was an entertaining & informative listen, though the narrator‘s voice for some of the female characters was grating. Her follow-up book, Epitaph, was better from my perspective because the OK Corral shoot-out provided a specific point in time to structure the narrative around and just felt more complete as a story. This reads more like a biography of Holliday.

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Tamra
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Came upstairs to read in bed tonight and found the cat using my daughter‘s foot as a pillow. 😻

Lcsmcat Awww! 2y
Tamra @Lcsmcat he looks all sweetness here, but last night he was play biting the sleeping head of my son‘s friend who was overnighting. 😹 (edited) 2y
Lcsmcat @Tamra Our tuxedo cat is the same way! 2y
Soubhiville Lol, they can play both sides of the coin, huh? Sweet one moment, as mischievous as possible the next. This is a beautiful pic though. ❤️ 2y
Dragon 😻 2y
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Valeka
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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I‘m having such a hard time reading this book. It‘s just not grabbing me! But I need a western for the @bookriot #readharderchallenge. Ugh.

KellyHunsakerReads Lonesome Dove is incredible! 2y
Valeka @Hunsakermountain Yes it is! I‘ve read it a couple of times. 💚 2y
Kaye If you want something shorter try True Grit or Sisters Brothers. 2y
Valeka Thank you @Kaye! I totally forgot about True Grit. I may give that a whirl! 2y
Kaye Yep, it‘s not bad at all. Good in audio too. 😊 Good luck. 👍 2y
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Valeka
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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I‘m making my way through the @bookriot #readharderchallenge. This is my selection for a western book. I‘m only 35 pages in but I‘m already battling. #thestruggleisreal

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BookCottageBlog
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Pickpick

Beautifully written. I had no idea that a book about the early days of Doc Holliday could be so interesting. His story is actually pretty heartbreaking.

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toofondofbooks
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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January Wrap up #3

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toofondofbooks
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Pickpick

First 5 star book of the year. I loved it. Funny and heartwarming and tragic. I felt like I was right there in Dodge City.

Tamra This has been TBR for me a long time! 2y
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toofondofbooks
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Really loving this book. Harry would like y'all to know that 🤣

rubyslippersreads I ❤️ this one too! 2y
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toofondofbooks
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toofondofbooks
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😆

Cheshirecat913 I can attest to this. It was interesting to go through this ritual when I first moved to the South. 2y
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toofondofbooks
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toofondofbooks
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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First book of the new year. I can promise you I'll be picturing Val Kilmer the entire time 😍

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EllieDottie
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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I'm reading this right now for my Library book club, I think it is definitely meant to be a #slowburn, I'm not feeling it yet but I hope to enjoy it more as it goes on! And thanks to today's #springishere tonight's dinner is #icecream and wine 🍷 (yes my wine glass is a mason jar, because I'm classy like that!) #septembowie

rubyslippersreads I loved this book! 2y
Kaye What kind of ice cream do you have ? 2y
ElishaLovesBooks I love everything about this picture! I liked her other book about this time period- Epitaph- a lot! 2y
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EllieDottie @rubyslippersreads that makes me even more excited to get into this story!! 2y
EllieDottie @Kaye it's a low calorie brand called Halo! I really like it! 2y
EllieDottie @ElishaLovesBooks that one is the next one on my list as a follow up to this one! 2y
rubyslippersreads @ElishaLovesBooks I need to read that one too. 2y
rubyslippersreads @Kaye Halotop is completely addictive, as I'm sure @EllieDottie will agree. 😄🍦 2y
Kaye You guys have sold me on the ice cream. Of course you don't have to twist my arm on that. I'd pretty much eat anything that has ice cream on the container. 2y
EllieDottie Yes @Kaye Halo Top is really good!! And thanks for the back up @rubyslippersreads I don't know why I forgot to add the Top to my comment in the first post!!! 2y
rubyslippersreads @EllieDottie @Kaye I'm just glad to know I have "partners in crime" eating ice cream with me. ? 2y
Cinfhen Interesting bookclub selection 🤠ive never paired ice cream & wine 😉 2y
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MrBook
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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#TBRtemptation post 4! Born into the life of a Southern gentleman, and trained as a dentist, Dr. John Henry Holliday heads to Texas's frontier for recuperation. He takes up professional gambling with Mária, a classically-trained Hungarian prostitute. In Dodge City's saloons, they strike up a friendship with a lawman named Wyatt Earp. He rest is legend. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

Bookish_B This was one of those books I was certain I would not care for and ended up loving. I love it when that happens. 2y
rubyslippersreads I loved this too. There is a sequel, though I haven't read it yet. 2y
Bluebird One of my favorite books! 2y
Audrey @rubyslippersreads FYI, doc was much better the Epitaph. Epitaph was kind of a let down. 2y
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Andrew65
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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What could be more symptomatic of #wildworld, or at least the Wild Wild West, than Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. There is also the follow-up novel, Epitaph, which covers the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Cinfhen 🤠🤠🤠 3y
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Kmmsellers
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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I spent the afternoon making this.

Reecaspieces Love it!!! 3y
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LWagoner
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Bailedbailed

So slow. Just could not get into this one. Loved The Sparrow. Maybe I'll pick it up again later

Bookish_B It is slow but I really liked this book. 3y
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LWagoner
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Day 16: Bookmark. Bookmark from one of my favorite Indie Bookstores, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC #bookmark #riotgrams #indiebookseller #flyleafbooks

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JulAnna
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Settled in with my kindle #litsypartyofone.

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JulAnna
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First significant snow of the season! Beautiful! Wish I could stay home all day and read! ❄️📚

Zelma Very pretty! 💕 3y
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lasch
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Loving this so far. Her writing is always fantastic and the characters are so much more interesting when portrayed as people instead of larger-than-life legends.

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
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saresmoore
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I love finishing a book, but choosing the next one is always tough! I just came outside to read for a bit and brought two books and a Kindle...indecisive much?

LeahBergen I know! 😩 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen I successfully decided to read from each. 3y
Puredragonstar Welcome to the Kindle family! 🤣📚 3y
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Sapphire
Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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My second favorite by this author. I heard her speak at a book festival when she was in the process of writing this one and her enthusiasm for the character made me fall in love with him too. Enjoyed the details and writing immensely.

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Kboltz
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Pickpick

Historical fiction, Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp before the gunfight at "that there " corral. Get the heck out of Dodge.

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Jana
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Bailedbailed

I had to let this one go. I love the premise but it was too easy for me to put down to read a different book and too hard to pick back up. So slow and dull and just not for me.

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LeslieO
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Just started. Can't wait to get into it.

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laurenm
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Pickpick

This is a review of the audio book. I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction about the American West. The storytelling drew me in night after night. I enjoyed listening to all 16 hours. Really good narration. Can't wait to start the sequel, Epitaph.

DMorgan I loved the narrator as well. He also does the first story in The Ancient Minstrel by Jim Harrison to great effect. 4y
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laurenm
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I'm really enjoying listening to this book about the Old West. Every night before bed I am transported to the frontier - the brothels and saloons, gambling and gunfights - and drawn into the colorful lives of legendary characters like Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp. Great narration by Mark Bramhall.

Haweller Loved this book. So thankful I read it because I have since read others that Mary Doria Russell has written and am now a big fan. 4y
laurenm @Haweller I'm already looking forward to the sequel, Epitaph. 4y
DMorgan Wonderful narration in the audiobook! I actually remember this visually, it's so good. 4y
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