Book Club Kit: Doc

by Mary Doria Russell
First Published: 2011
10 Copies & Reading Guide

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.

Reading Guides:
Random House – Includes a Letter from the Author and Discussion Questions
Author’s Website – Includes additional discussion questions from the author.

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

More about Doc Holliday:
Wikipedia – Doc Holliday article
Old West Legends – Doc Holliday: Deadly Doctor of the West
More books in our catalog by subject – John Henry Holliday

If you enjoyed Doc, check out these titles:
Lonesome Dove or Zeke & Ned both by Larry McMurtry
These is My Words (Book Club Kit) by Nancy E Turner
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt


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