When I read this book, I felt a close kinship to Walt Larimore. I moved to Bryson City during the Spring of 2001. It was a joy to read this book, because it was like discovering Bryson City for the first time, all over again. The descriptions he gives of the area are spot on. There is nothing like the beauty of the mountains that surround Bryson City, especially during the fall.
Beverly S. (BeverlyS) - reviewed Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor's First Year of Practice in the Smoky Mountains on
Helpful Score: 2
This is a wonderful story and well written. I cried, I laughed! I couldn't put the book down. Written by a Christian doctor who learns many life lessons in his first year of practice in the Smoky Mountains.
I enjoyed Dr. Larimore's book. I grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and I have also worked in the small town medical community and can relate to his love of the land and the problems and joys of the small town medial practices.
I say; This is a large print book and that makes it nice for older readers or those with a seeing problem. Somewhat tame narration compared to the pioneer doctors' memoirs. Still, its fun to read with some good morals and enjoyable humor.
What a delightful book, in the tradition of the Mitford Tales, of a young dr's first year in practice in a small town in the Smoky Mountains. His search to fit into his community, learn, and be the best he can be in all areas of life make this an easy, fun to read story. The story of his first "delivery" begins the book with a bang and keeps on rolling.