Bryson City Tales by Walt Larimore, M.D.

Bryson City Tales is the story of a physician’s first year in private practice. At the start of the book Dr. Walt Larimore arrives in Bryson City, North Carolina with his wife and young daughter. They decide to settle there and quickly begin their education of life in a small town in the Smoky Mountains. Dr. Larimore is a good story teller and I enjoyed reading about his patients and colleagues. I found myself seeing similarities to James Herriott – in fact, Dr. Larimore was called upon more than once to treat an animal! I found it refreshing that his patients welcomed his prayerful approach to medicine. I’m not so sure that would have been the case in a large city hospital. At any rate, I’m glad I read this book and thank Kay for the suggestion!