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The Doctor and Mr. Dylan

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Stanford anesthesia professor Dr. Nico Antone believes his son's only chance to get accepted into a prestigious college is for Johnny to graduate at the top of the class in a small rural high school. The doctor leaves his wretched marriage in California to relocate to his boyhood hometown, Hibbing, Minnesota, also the boyhood home of rock legend Bob Dylan. His son becomes ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by Pegasusbooks (first published August 31st 2014)
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Norm Goldman
Nov 16, 2014 Norm Goldman rated it really liked it
In Rick Novak's debut novel, The Doctor & Mr. Dylan is for the most part set in Hibbing, Minnesota where anesthesiologist Nico Antone moves to from California with his son Johnny. Nico believes that his son would stand a better chance of being accepted into a first rate college if he graduated at the top of his class from a rural upper-Midwest high-school.

Nico is married to a extremely successful real-estate agent, Alexandra, who earns far more money than her husband, however, the marriage i
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From the author: "This debut novel is equal parts legal thriller, medical mystery, and ode to Bob Dylan. Stanford anesthesia professor Dr. Nico Antone believes his son's only chance to get accepted into a prestigious college is for Johnny to graduate at the top of the class in a small rural high school. The doctor leaves his wretched marriage in California to relocate to his boyhood hometown, Hibbing, Minnesota, also the boyhood home of rock legend Bob Dylan. His son becom
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A great first novel by Dr. Rick Novak. I really enjoyed it.
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Before writing The Doctor and Mr. Dylan, Rick Novak worked as a clinical anesthesiologist, medical director, and expert witness in Northern California.

Rick was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, to a welding foreman and a homemaker. His mother read two books per week, and Rick developed the same habit, frequently bicycling the four blocks from their home to the public library to pick out new material. He
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