Spur Award-winning novel. Mattie offers a realistic and haunting portrait of life on the plains - and of an unforgettable woman. Poor and illegitimate, young Mattie was introduced to the world of medicine when she was hired by an influential doctor to care for his daughter. By sheer grit and determination, Mattie pursues her dream of becoming a doctor, and sets up her practice among the soddies and farmhouses of Nebraska. During the following years, Mattie’s life is filled with battles won and loved ones lost, challenges met and opportunities passed. Through it all, Mattie endured - and ultimately, triumphed.
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MattieUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Inspired by the life of the first woman doctor in Nebraska, though not based on it, this first novel was written by a former president of the Western Writers of America. Dr. Mattie herself narrates in ... Read full review
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Western, written as a biography of the first woman doctor in Nebraska. If you like 'reality', then you might enjoy the book. Read full review