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Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell

Decatur Library Auditorium

June 2, 2011, 7:15 P.M.

Bestselling author Mary Doria Russell joins us with a dashing, fun new novel, ”Doc,” all about the legendary Doc Holliday and his unforgettable female companion Kate Harony. Critics call ”Doc” a ”terrific bio-epic set in a revisionist version of the old West, more realistic yet more riveting than any movie or TV western.” Doc Holliday, of course, was the Atlanta-born John Henry Holliday, who gave up a promising dental career when he came down with tuberculosis and headed west for his health. By 1878, he turned up in Dodge City as a professional gambler with his mistress Kate, about to run into the Earp Brothers, Wyatt and Morgan, and Bat Masterson. You’ll love this enthralling story, told with a fresh, clever style by a wonderful writer. Don’t miss this lively event -- we’ll have copies of ”Doc” for sale and signing here.