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Doc : A Novel

Narrated by Mark Bramhall
Written by Mary Doria Russell

Beautifully educated, 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. . Young, scared, lonely, and sick, he arrives in Texas just as an economic crash wrecks the dreams of a nation. Soon, with few alternatives open to him, 'Doc' Holliday is gambling professionally; he is also living with Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung Hungarian prostitute with dazzling turquoise eyes, who can quote Latin classics right along with him. Kate makes it her business to find Doc the big-money poker games that will support them both in high style. It is Kate who insists that the couple travel to Dodge City, because “that’s where the money is.” And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp really begins.
Authentic, moving, and witty, Maria Doria Russell’s novel redefines these two towering figures of the American West. Written with compassion, humor, and respect by one of our greatest storytellers.

ADVISORY: This novel is for mature readers. It contains adult situations and adult language. The story takes place at a time in U.S. history in locations that could be lawless and brutish. The characters in the story include not only regular people, but also outlaws, thieves, drunkards, prostitutes, gamblers and killers; there are characters who are overtly racist and sexist.

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