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additional great stories of Dr in small town. Also showed more about his family and their faith. How as a Dad and as a DR different points of view and sometimes the same about his daughter's disability.
In this second book in Dr. Larimore's Bryson City series, he delves more deeply into the role spirituality plays in healing. For quite awhile, I've believed that the body, soul and mind are so interconnected that you can't address healing in one aspect without considering the others. Having a Christian belief system, I understand that God created man in His image. We speak of the holy trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a mystery how one God can exist in three persons - but since we are...
I really enjoyed this book and the first one in this series. The characters are delightful to read about.
It's a continuation of the story he began in Bryson City Tales. You learn more about Kate, and her medical problems. There's more of the same small town hospital and just small town stuff. Larimore gets kind of preachy in this one, but it's still an interesting story. I somehow doubt that in the midst of all this stuff he had the deep, intricate thoughts he attributes to himself. And I think both he and his wife are kind of annoying. Yet, it's like a slightly over zealous neighbor. They're inter...
Intimate and encouraging The small town episodes were delightful and amusing, intimate and insightful. The perspectives of a newcomer doctor are portrayed with compassion. I found my own attitude was lifted and encouraged as I read through the quirky encounters, as well as the trials and discoveries when Walt’s very human responses reveal stumbling blocks of tradition, habit and prejudices. His honest self appraisal presented an example to follow. Quite enjoyable.
I enjoyed hearing of Dr. Walt's life in NC and the medical encounters he had. As a person in medicine, I learned some things, laughed, and cried as we went through the years covered in the 3 books. Highly recommended even for non-medical people as he explains things in terms everyone can understand.
It was OK, like the first book. I confess to skimming the fishing chapters. The story of their daughter's surgery was interesting, and I liked the chapters of medical situations. The "Miss Flame" contest was a negative to me. No wonder those men who participated felt self conscious. I'll probably read book 3, because they are somewhat interesting, but to say I'm "hooked" is too strong.
Delightful, heartwarming, charming, engaging - what's not to like? I can hardly wait to find the prequel and the sequel! As the last chapter ends, the reader is aware that there is more to come, and not all of it is good!
Another enjoyable memoir from the Smoky Mountain doctor in Bryson City, NC. I may react to these books more than many because of the memories spent in Bryson City that are held dear in my memory bank. However, Dr. Larimore's stories move me to laugh and to cry, and they teach as well as entertain. There's lots of medical detail, but I found this just to add to the relevance of the life and times in Bryson City during the time he writes. It reveals the difficulties and the joys of a small town fa...
Entertaining real stories about a small town doctor in North Carolina
Still enjoying the series. Easy read.
Since we have visited Bryson City a few times and it is where we spent our Honeymoon, I love hearing about the places there but in story form. I love this book and am sure I will love the series.
continuation of a sweet story of how a new physician moves into his practice, marriage and faith.Very well written
Enjoyable, wholesome read.
This is the second in a series of books that tell of Larimore's move to the small town of Bryson City, North Carolina to serve as a family doctor and the events and characters that he encountered there. Bryson has changed identifying details to protect patient privacy, but he includes information about his own family and the issues they encounter.Bryson City is in the Great Smoky Mountains, just outside the park, and offers a variety of experiences to a doctor that he wouldn't encounter in city
I enjoyed the book. As a nurse, it was interesting to read about the first times he treated someone with toxic shock sydrome, AIDS, and flesh eating bacteria. He treated people before he had even read about it in medical literature. Dr. Larimore describes the politics of medicine and the sad part is that it exists everywhere and makes life very difficult for some doctors. I didn't like the end when he describes some changes that were coming in his life. Just sounded like he wanted to write anoth...
Book 2 in this series is just as delightful as book #1. Walk along with Dr. Larimore as he enhances his ways to treat patients in a medical, spiritual, and caring manner. He treats diseases, such as AIDS, that are common place today but were ground breaking and unknown then. Can't wait to begin book #3!
What an uplifting and enjoyable read. HIs stories are fun and intersting. Lots of good upbeat storytelling. I am now ready to enjoy the 3rd in this series. The emotions he shares in his tales are full of vibrant details. His views of the surrounding beauty of the mountains help my personal reflections on hiking trips I have had in the Smokey Mountains. This was a feel good read.
I'm not sure if I did a review of the original, "Bryson City Tales" but both books were an entertaining read. If you enjoy nonfiction tales of the medical world, mixed with some wonderful Christian insight, these are the books for you.
Dr. Larimore just paints a picture of rural North Carolina 25 years ago. Marvelous writer, terrific stories.
Not quite as good as the first book because it had some of the same stories, but still very entertaining.
Delightful true story of a small town doctor in the Great Smokey Mountains.
I enjoyed the stories in this book even more than the first, but didn't care for the sort of cliffhanger-ish ending that left the reader without a sense of closure.
(book, true accounts)a. Again, another book about the life of Dr. Walt Larimore in and around his practice in Bryson City. – 5 STARS
This book really touched me.
I would gladly read book 3 if the library could find a copy via non-charging interlibrary loans, but alas it is not to be. :) I love this series.
Having read his first book, B C Tales, I thought this would be good. It was fine, but he tended to rehash some of his original "tales" and was a little heavy on the medical terms.