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Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral | Mary Doria Russell
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A sequel to Doc is based on the true events of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Wyatt Earp's survival against a backdrop of volatile politics in 1881 America. By the award-winning author of The Sparrow. 50,000 first printing.
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CuriousG
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Social distancing isn't so bad when you can have a fire and read in the back yard. Kind of like not having to see people for a change. I know it will grow tiresome quickly though

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CuriousG
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Day two of March break begins perfectly - with tea & a book!

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CuriousG
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Still plugging away at this one. Good read, just not much time or energy lately. Settling in for an evening to myself though

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CuriousG
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Thank goodness for quick shipping - I'm super excited to get started on this one after finishing Doc!

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BacklistB__ch
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My reading list for the rest of the week.... hopefully I can finish all three!

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Bookish_B
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I'm not really a "Westerns" girl. I've watched Tombstone only once & then only after reading Doc (also by Russell) but I have loved both books and imagine that's to do with the author & her beautiful writing. I'm completely in love with the Earps & Doc & the way she portrays them. I had a book hangover when I finished this & a NEED to read more about these people in non-fiction so I added a bunch of stuff to my list. A great read!

callielafleur Have you read her book Doc?? It is absolutely amazing. 4y
Bookish_B @callielafleur lol, yes. I mentioned that in my review 😊 Loved it as well. 4y
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Tamra
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I am impressed with Russell‘s breadth of interest in subjects and depth of research she does for her books. She drives home with this novel how “history” is fluid and continually redrawn by the tellers and listeners alike. For several reasons this must have been a frustrating, albeit fascinating, piece of history and folklore to delve into.

I‘ll definitely be reading Doc.

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Tamra
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I love the hyperbole in a good western. 🤠

toofondofbooks Oh that's a good read! 5y
Ruthiella Darn tootin‘! 5y
jillrhudy Reminds me of “ The beatings will continue until morale improves” 5y
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Tamra
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The telegraph exchange between Holliday & Katie with the operators‘ commentary was funny enough for me to LOL and then unplug my husband from his podcast and read it aloud. 😆 (This is just a short excerpt from the series of exchanges. Holliday is begging Katie to forgive him.) Really enjoying this book!

rubyslippersreads I need to read this, since I loved 5y
KathyWheeler I didn‘t know there was a sequel to Doc. I need to read Doc, and then read this. 5y
EvieBee Funny! I really need to read this one. I really enjoyed the prequel, Doc. 5y
Tamra @KathyWheeler @EvieBee I haven‘t read Doc yet, but it doesn‘t seem to matter. I‘m glad to hear it was good, I‘ll for sure read it too! @rubyslippersreads 5y
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Tamra
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Off to Malaprop‘s bookstore today after some NC BBQ. Woot! Very excited! Good day for it as it‘s been raining since yesterday afternoon and we‘re stuck in the camper.

RebelReader 😫 At least you‘re getting some reading time. 5y
Tamra @RebelReader very true! If it weren‘t for having to entertain kids....... 5y
Lcsmcat Take them to the Biltmore house. That library! I saw it when I was 7 and it inspired me to learn to read in other languages. 5y
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Tamra @Lcsmcat they are 10 & 8, would that be interesting enough? 5y
Lcsmcat I loved it at 7. It‘s a beautiful house and grounds, and a working estate. (They make wine.) And the library is lovely. I‘ll try to post a picture of it and tag you. 5y
Graywacke I‘ll second the Biltmore for all ages. Malaprops is special. Also don‘t pass up Downtown Books and News - a great used book store. 5y
Tamra @Graywacke thank you for the rec! 5y
Tamra @Lcsmcat ouch, tickets are pricey. 5y
Lcsmcat Sometimes they have deals online. Maybe you can find a discount. 5y
Tamra @Lcsmcat if I had known, I could have ordered in advance. Next time! 5y
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This book is so well-developed. Focusing on how all the main players of the shootout at the OK Corral got to Tombstone, Russell describes the history through new perspectives—including from the eyes of the women in the Earps‘ lives. I‘m hoping to finish the audio by the end of the weekend! Only 15 more hours to go!☺️

rubyslippersreads I've been wanting to read this since I loved 5y
Bknrdadventures @rubyslippersreads Me, too! Reading this through audio, and it‘s great!😀 5y
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toofondofbooks
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Characters brought to life in such a way that you can almost smell the whiskey on their breath and the dust in their clothes. Excellent.

rubyslippersreads I need to read this; I loved 5y
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“To understand the gunfight in Tombstone, stop-now-and watch a clock for 30 seconds. Listen to it tick while you try to imagine one half of a single minute so terrible it will pursue you all your life and far beyond the grave.” Mary Doris Russell

Tamra That was a well written line! 5y
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toofondofbooks
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I am loving this book. Excellent historical fiction. #pickuplineread

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toofondofbooks
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Before I even finished Doc by Doria Russell I picked this up from the library bc I loved Doc so much. Can't wait to jump back into the Old West :)

Rachbb3 Same here! I loved Doc and when I saw this one picked it up. 👍🏼 5y
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Hooked_on_books
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I don't think of myself as a reader of westerns, but I loved this. It's a novelization of the Wyatt Earp and co story in Tombstone and beyond. I appreciated the inclusion of the women here. Well worth a listen or a read.

diovival The description refers to this as a sequel. Do I need to read another book first to enjoy this one or would this work well as a standalone? 5y
Hooked_on_books @diovival it totally works as a standalone. I haven't read the other book but want to now, though I don't feel like I missed anything. 5y
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tracyrowanreads
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A fitting follow up to Doc, the story follows the Earps in Tombstone, Wyatt's courtship of Josie, and Doc's decline. The historical detail is remarkable, and as far as I can tell, quite accurate.

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tracyrowanreads
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This is just #idlecuriosity, but what fuels your reading? Coffee? Pizza? Rain on the roof? Any combination of things that make your reading time more perfect?

bloodylovely Never-ending coffee! 6y
Beckys_Books Library due dates! 6y
tracyrowanreads @bloodylovely I hear that! ☕☕☕ 6y
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tracyrowanreads @Beckys_Books Hahaha, good point. 6y
CouronneDhiver A comfy blanket and a cup of tea ☕️ 6y
tracyrowanreads @CouronneDhiver Ahhhh, lovely. 🛌☕ 6y
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We worked in the garden in the afternoon, and I rescued these from the new rose arch we installed to try to rein in our Therese Bugnet rose. I wish you could smell these.

Last night after American Gods, I managed to stay awake long enough to start Epitaph. I think it's the only MDR I've not read, which makes me sad because it's wonderful and I want more. But I know​ she's working on something new, so not horribly sad. It's wonderful.

rubyslippersreads I loved Doc, so I need to read this. 6y
tracyrowanreads @rubyslippersreads Same here. Doc was wonderful. 6y
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Karen
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Morning reading.....

RiaWritten I LOVE her. 6y
Karen @SewItGoes I have Doc and Sparrow. Both are wonderful. Epitaph is fantastic so far. 6y
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Haweller
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This is my third Mary Doria Russel Novel and I am in awe of her writing. She truly brings her stories to life paining a picture that you feel part of. If you read this I would encourage you to read to the end. It highlights the hype and misinformation built up by our media and Hollywood surrounding this piece of our history.

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MicheleinPhilly
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That is America in 2016.

Frecks-Booklover4life You ain't lying! 6y
Cinfhen 🙀😳scary 6y
estellasrevenge Mary Doria Russell! And also us right now. 6y
MicheleinPhilly @estellasrevenge Pretty much. 😕 6y
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BeckaroniAndCheese
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It's finally raining in Southern California! Because apparently small people melt in the rain, I'm doing school pick up and catching up on this awesome western novel while I wait. 🔫🌂☔️🌧

PNWBookseller85 I really liked Doc! I haven't read this one though. 6y
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