Bryson City Seasons: More Tales of a Doctor's Practice in the Smoky Mountains

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Zondervan, 2004 - Religion - 314 pages
'Barb and I drove up into the hills just south of the main traffic light and into the parking lot of the Fryemont Inn. We strolled up the front driveway toward the main entrance---a large front porch with several occupied rockers---and stopped to gaze at the nearly endless view across town and up the Deep Creek Valley. The famous Smoky Mountain haze was setting in as the sun retreated behind the distant peaks.' Welcome to Bryson City, a small town tucked away in a fold of North Carolina's Smoky Mountains. The scenery is breathtaking, the home cooking can't be beat, the Maroon Devils football team is the pride of the town, and you won't find better steelhead fishing anywhere. But the best part is the people you're about to meet in the pages of Bryson City Seasons. In this joyous sequel to his bestselling Bryson City Tales, Dr. Walt Larimore whisks you along on a journey through the seasons of a Bryson City year. On the way, you'll encounter crusty mountain men, warmhearted townspeople, peppery medical personalities, and the hallmarks of a simpler, more wholesome way of life. Culled from the author's experiences as a young doctor settling into rural medical practice, these captivating stories paint a collage of small-town faces, events, customs, perspectives, and faith. Lit with love, humor, glowing faith, and the warmth of family and friendship, and tempered with the bright and dark realities of country medicine, Bryson City Seasons is a celebration of this richly textured miracle called life.
 

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User Review  - Mona - Christianbook.com

Dr. Larimore is an excellent story teller. He shares real experiences honestly. In doing so, he involves the reader to ponder his or her own values. I have read two of his Bryson City booksand plan to purchase the third one. Read full review

User Review  - Denise Mccarty - Christianbook.com

This is a vey good book; I had to read his other Bryson city books. I hope that places like Bryson city still exist, without the bad guys. Read full review

Contents

Dead Man Standing
17
Eyes Wide Open
25
Auspicious Accidents
31
Answered Prayers
38
Rotary Lunch
53
Death by Emotion
60
The Invitation
72
Barbecue and Bacon
78
Turned Tables
193
Doctor Dad
198
The Phone Tap
208
Spring
217
Labor Pains
219
Staph and Staff
225
The Ribbon Cutting
230
Mountain Breakfast
234

A Touchy Subject
86
Family Time
90
Fall
97
Chicken Pops
99
Swain County Football
106
Hospital Politics
112
The Bobcat Attacks
120
Dungeons and Apples
126
A Tale of Two Surgeons
131
Tanned Feets
140
Wise Counsel
146
An Anniversary to Remember
153
Winter
159
Mrs Black Fox
161
The Littlest Cherokee
168
Christmas Firsts
173
The Silver Torpedo
184
Another New Years Catch
189
Walkingstick
238
One Big Fish
247
Memorial Day
250
The Parade of the Century
257
Lost Boy
261
Facing the Music
266
Another Summer
269
Flesheating Bacteria
271
The Best Medicine
277
The Blessing
281
The Runaways
285
Great Scott
289
Miss Flame
293
The Summons
299
Distant Thunder
307
Authors Notes
311
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