Mary Doria Russell Doc

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After the burned body of mixed-blood boy Johnnie Sanders is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, part-time policeman Wyatt Earp enlists the help of his professional-gambler friend Doc Holliday, in a novel that also features Doc's girlfriend, the Hungarian prostitute Kate Katarina Harony. By the author of A Thread of Grace,

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"Fact and mythmaking converge as Russell creates a Dodge City filled with nuggets of surprising history, a city so alive readers can smell the sawdust and hear the tinkling of saloon pianos...Filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving--a magnificent read." "-Kirkus
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Praise for Mary Doria Russell
"In clean, effortless prose and with captivating flashes of wit, Mary Doria Russell creates memorable characters who navigate the world of exciting ideas and disturbing moral issues without ever losing their humanity or humor."--"The Bookwatch, " on "The Sparrow"
"The action moves swiftly, with impressive authority, jostling dialogue, vibrant personalities and meticulous, unexpected historical detail. The intensity and intimacy of Russell's storytelling, her sharp character writing and fierce sense of humor bring fresh immediacy to this riveting . . . saga." --"Publishers Weekly, " on" A Thread of Grace"

"If I had a six-shooter, I'd be firing it off in celebration of "Doc" . . . a deeply sympathetic, aggressively researched and wonderfully entertaining story."--"The Washington Post "
"A magnificent read . . . filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving . . . more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western . . . Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic. . . . Losing their mythic, heroic sheen, figures like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson become more captivating for their complexity."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Intense, individual characters, so fully realized that readers can almost physically touch them, fill the novel's pages . . . Doc's restrained but magnificent struggle to rise above the indignities of his disease and of life in Dodge . . . is one of the delights of this surprisingly luminous and elegant novel.""--The Oregonian"
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"Fascinating . . . Russell's women are a match for any of the men in Dodge, and their presence at the center of "Doc" gives the novel an unforced verisimilitude.""--The Plain Dealer"
"Intoxicating . . . "Doc" reads like a movie you can't wait to watch.""--The Seattle Times"
"Grabs us from the opening sentence . . . Russell makes the narrative hum and the characters come alive."--"Chicago Tribune"
"Well-written and provocative, "Doc" is a book that will haunt you."--Historical Novels Review

If I had a six-shooter, I d be firing it off in celebration of "Doc" . . . a deeply sympathetic, aggressively researched and wonderfully entertaining story. "The Washington Post "
A magnificent read . . . filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving . . . more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western . . . Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic. . . . Losing their mythic, heroic sheen, figures like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson become more captivating for their complexity. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Intense, individual characters, so fully realized that readers can almost physically touch them, fill the novel s pages . . . Doc s restrained but magnificent struggle to rise above the indignities of his disease and of life in Dodge . . . is one of the delights of this surprisingly luminous and elegant novel. " The Oregonian"
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Fascinating . . . Russell s women are a match for any of the men in Dodge, and their presence at the center of "Doc" gives the novel an unforced verisimilitude. " The Plain Dealer"
Intoxicating . . . "Doc" reads like a movie you can t wait to watch. " The Seattle Times"
Grabs us from the opening sentence . . . Russell makes the narrative hum and the characters come alive. "Chicago Tribune"
Well-written and provocative, "Doc" is a book that will haunt you. Historical Novels Review"

If I had a six-shooter, I d be firing it off in celebration of Doc . . . a deeply sympathetic, aggressively researched and wonderfully entertaining story. The Washington Post
A magnificent read . . . filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving . . . more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western . . . Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic. . . . Losing their mythic, heroic sheen, figures like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson become more captivating for their complexity. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Intense, individual characters, so fully realized that readers can almost physically touch them, fill the novel s pages . . . Doc s restrained but magnificent struggle to rise above the indignities of his disease and of life in Dodge . . . is one of the delights of this surprisingly luminous and elegant novel. The Oregonian

Fascinating . . . Russell s women are a match for any of the men in Dodge, and their presence at the center of Doc gives the novel an unforced verisimilitude. The Plain Dealer
Intoxicating . . . Doc reads like a movie you can t wait to watch. The Seattle Times
Grabs us from the opening sentence . . . Russell makes the narrative hum and the characters come alive. Chicago Tribune
Well-written and provocative, Doc is a book that will haunt you. Historical Novels Review

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"If I had a six-shooter, I'd be firing it off in celebration of Doc . . . a deeply sympathetic, aggressively researched and wonderfully entertaining story."--The Washington Post

"A magnificent read . . . filled with action and humor yet philosophically rich and deeply moving . . . more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western . . . Doc Holliday is the tragic hero in this terrific bio-epic. . . . Losing their mythic, heroic sheen, figures like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson become more captivating for their complexity."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Intense, individual characters, so fully realized that readers can almost physically touch them, fill the novel's pages . . . Doc's restrained but magnificent struggle to rise above the indignities of his disease and of life in Dodge . . . is one of the delights of this surprisingly luminous and elegant novel."--The Oregonian

"Fascinating . . . Russell's women are a match for any of the men in Dodge, and their presence at the center of Doc gives the novel an unforced verisimilitude."--The Plain Dealer

"Intoxicating . . . Doc reads like a movie you can't wait to watch."--The Seattle Times

"Grabs us from the opening sentence . . . Russell makes the narrative hum and the characters come alive."--Chicago Tribune

"Well-written and provocative, Doc is a book that will haunt you."--Historical Novels Review

About the Author:

Mary Doria Russell is the award-winning author of four previous bestsellers: The Sparrow, Children of God, A Thread of Grace, and Dreamers of the Day. Widely praised for her meticulous research, fine prose, and compelling narrative drive, Russell is uniquely suited to telling the story of the lawman Wyatt Earp and the dental surgeon John Henry Holliday. The daughter of Dick Doria, five-term sheriff of Dupage County, Illinois, Mary grew up with guns and cops but she also holds a doctorate in biological anthropology and taught gross anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry before she left academe to write.

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