Mattie [NOOK Book]

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Against the background of sparsley settled western Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie tells the story of a pioneer woman physician. Through the years of her practice, Mattie finds romance and disappointment, battles won and loved ones lost. She endures to find a richness she could only find on the plains. A realistic portrait of life on the plains and one unforgettable woman.

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Mattie

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Overview

Against the background of sparsley settled western Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie tells the story of a pioneer woman physician. Through the years of her practice, Mattie finds romance and disappointment, battles won and loved ones lost. She endures to find a richness she could only find on the plains. A realistic portrait of life on the plains and one unforgettable woman.

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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 the informal style of an 80-year-old woman looking back on good days and bad in a long life. In 1885 she became the first woman student in the Omaha Medical College. That took courage, a quality Mattie never lacked as she struggled for years to gain recognition as a competent and progressive doctor. Her career proved more successful than her personal life, which was marred by an unfortunate marriage that ended in divorce. Troubles and all, Mattie is worth reading about in this very pleasant book. Sister Avila, Acad. of Holy Angels, Minneapolis
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011187612
  • Publisher: Judy Alter
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 80,103
  • File size: 576 KB

Meet the Author

My books have won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, Western Writers of America, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Museum (it may have a more generic name today). In 2005 I received the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement from Western Writers of America, Inc. In 1989 I was named an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth and also named one of 100 women who have left their mark on Texas, by Dallas Morning News. Recently retired after twenty-two years as director of TCU Press, I am a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Sisters in Crime, and the Guppie chapter.


Most important things I’ve ever done: being a mother and grandmother. My home is in Fort Worth, Texas


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

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    This 530 page story shows the love between people who are not related to each other but make up a loving family. Especially liked the epilogue. Based on a true story. I just loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Page turner

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Good Read

    Truely enjoyed this book. Will read more of this talented lady.
    I cryed at the end. Mattie did alot for a lot of people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Wow

    Based on true story. Loved it, hard to put down. Must read

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