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Bryson City Seasons: More Tales of a Doctor’s Practice in the Smoky Mountains

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Welcome to Bryson City, a small town tucked away in a fold of North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains. The scenery is breathtaking, the home cooking can’t be beat, the Maroon Devils football team is the pride of the town, and you won’t find better steelhead fishing anywhere. But the best part is the people you’re about to meet in the pages of Bryson City Seasons.In this joyous se ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Zondervan (first published October 1st 2004)
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Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
additional great stories of Dr in small town. Also showed more about his family and their faith. How as a Dad and as a DR different points of view and sometimes the same about his daughter's disability. ...more
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
In this second book in Dr. Larimore's Bryson City series, he delves more deeply into the role spirituality plays in healing. For quite awhile, I've believed that the body, soul and mind are so interconnected that you can't address healing in one aspect without considering the others. Having a Christian belief system, I understand that God created man in His image. We speak of the holy trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a mystery how one God can exist in three persons - but since we are ...more
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and the first one in this series. The characters are delightful to read about.
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: biography
It's a continuation of the story he began in Bryson City Tales. You learn more about Kate, and her medical problems. There's more of the same small town hospital and just small town stuff. Larimore gets kind of preachy in this one, but it's still an interesting story. I somehow doubt that in the midst of all this stuff he had the deep, intricate thoughts he attributes to himself. And I think both he and his wife are kind of annoying. Yet, it's like a slightly over zealous neighbor. They're inter ...more
Jeanne Loidolt
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intimate and encouraging

The small town episodes were delightful and amusing, intimate and insightful. The perspectives of a newcomer doctor are portrayed with compassion. I found my own attitude was lifted and encouraged as I read through the quirky encounters, as well as the trials and discoveries when Walt’s very human responses reveal stumbling blocks of tradition, habit and prejudices. His honest self appraisal presented an example to follow. Quite enjoyable.
Jennifer Allen
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed hearing of Dr. Walt's life in NC and the medical encounters he had. As a person in medicine, I learned some things, laughed, and cried as we went through the years covered in the 3 books. Highly recommended even for non-medical people as he explains things in terms everyone can understand. ...more
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Delightful, heartwarming, charming, engaging - what's not to like? I can hardly wait to find the prequel and the sequel! As the last chapter ends, the reader is aware that there is more to come, and not all of it is good! ...more
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another enjoyable memoir from the Smoky Mountain doctor in Bryson City, NC. I may react to these books more than many because of the memories spent in Bryson City that are held dear in my memory bank. However, Dr. Larimore's stories move me to laugh and to cry, and they teach as well as entertain. There's lots of medical detail, but I found this just to add to the relevance of the life and times in Bryson City during the time he writes. It reveals the difficulties and the joys of a small town fa ...more
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Entertaining real stories about a small town doctor in North Carolina
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Amy McPherson
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Still enjoying the series. Easy read.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Since we have visited Bryson City a few times and it is where we spent our Honeymoon, I love hearing about the places there but in story form. I love this book and am sure I will love the series.
Janet Cline
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
continuation of a sweet story of how a new physician moves into his practice, marriage and faith.
Very well written
Shonna Froebel
This is the second in a series of books that tell of Larimore's move to the small town of Bryson City, North Carolina to serve as a family doctor and the events and characters that he encountered there. Bryson has changed identifying details to protect patient privacy, but he includes information about his own family and the issues they encounter.
Bryson City is in the Great Smoky Mountains, just outside the park, and offers a variety of experiences to a doctor that he wouldn't encounter in city
Mar 28, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book. As a nurse, it was interesting to read about the first times he treated someone with toxic shock sydrome, AIDS, and flesh eating bacteria. He treated people before he had even read about it in medical literature. Dr. Larimore describes the politics of medicine and the sad part is that it exists everywhere and makes life very difficult for some doctors. I didn't like the end when he describes some changes that were coming in his life. Just sounded like he wanted to write anoth ...more
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in this series is just as delightful as book #1. Walk along with Dr. Larimore as he enhances his ways to treat patients in a medical, spiritual, and caring manner. He treats diseases, such as AIDS, that are common place today but were ground breaking and unknown then. Can't wait to begin book #3! ...more
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it
What an uplifting and enjoyable read. HIs stories are fun and intersting. Lots of good upbeat storytelling. I am now ready to enjoy the 3rd in this series. The emotions he shares in his tales are full of vibrant details. His views of the surrounding beauty of the mountains help my personal reflections on hiking trips I have had in the Smokey Mountains. This was a feel good read.
Jul 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure if I did a review of the original, "Bryson City Tales" but both books were an entertaining read. If you enjoy nonfiction tales of the medical world, mixed with some wonderful Christian insight, these are the books for you. ...more
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Larimore just paints a picture of rural North Carolina 25 years ago. Marvelous writer, terrific stories.
Nov 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Not quite as good as the first book because it had some of the same stories, but still very entertaining.
Jan 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Delightful true story of a small town doctor in the Great Smokey Mountains.
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the stories in this book even more than the first, but didn't care for the sort of cliffhanger-ish ending that left the reader without a sense of closure. ...more
Nov 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
(book, true accounts)
a. Again, another book about the life of Dr. Walt Larimore in and around his practice in Bryson City. – 5 STARS

This book really touched me.
Laura Chambers
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I would gladly read book 3 if the library could find a copy via non-charging interlibrary loans, but alas it is not to be. :) I love this series.
Tom Park
Jul 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Having read his first book, B C Tales, I thought this would be good. It was fine, but he tended to rehash some of his original "tales" and was a little heavy on the medical terms. ...more
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Dr. Larimore is one of America’s best-known family physicians and is listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and the International Health Professionals of the Year. His MD degree is from Louisiana State University, with AOA Honors, while his Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine was at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was na ...more

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Bryson City (4 books)
  • Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor's First Year of Practice in the Smoky Mountains
  • Bryson City Secrets: Even More Tales of a Small-Town Doctor in the Smoky Mountains
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