Poor and illegitimate, young Mattie was introduced to the world of medicine when she was hired by an enfluential doctor to care for his daughter. By sheer determination, she grows up to become a doctor herself and sets up her practice amid the soddies and farmhouses of Nebraska. During the years of Mattie's practice, her life is filled with battles won and loved ones lost, challenges met and opportunities passed. This novel offers a portrait of life on the plains and of a most unforgettable woman.
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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