Born to the life of an educated Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday is given a choice at the age of twenty-two: die within months in Atlanta or leave everyone he loves in hopes of finding health in the West. Young, scared, lonely and sick, he arrives on the rawest edge of the Texas frontier in time for an economic crash. Soon he’s gambling professionally and living with a high-strung Hungarian whore who insists that they follow the money to Dodge City.
The Washington Post – “Ron Charles reviews Doc by Mary Doria Russell”
The Seattle Times – “Mary Doria Russell’s intoxicating novel of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp and Dodge City” by Moira Macdonald
The Oregonian – “For one season of bliss, Doc gets a lot out of Dodge” by Margaret Donsbach