Bryson City Secrets: Even More Tales of a Small-Town Doctor in the Smoky Mountains

BOOK: Bryson City Secrets: Even More Tales of a Small-Town Doctor in the Smoky Mountains
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Bryson City Tales

Reminiscent of authors like Philip Gulley, Larimore keeps readers laughing through one chapter and teary-eyed through the next.

Christian Retailing

If you are like me, then you love to read books that involve small-town environments. I immediately fell in love with Walt and his small family and then proceeded to laugh my way through the rest of the book as Walt talks about several of the medical events that he has been a part of. Walt will quickly learn that the residents of Bryson City will teach him far more about medicine than he ever learned at Duke. I can guarantee that you'll love this book.

Shelby Bagby, thebestreviews.com

Dr. Larimore's insights into the life of a small town doctor are both hysterical and touching. His ability to fit in (eventually) is a testament to both his training and his iron will. If you haven't had the opportunity to live in a small town and experience its comfort and beauty, take a stroll with Dr. Larimore through the hearts of Bryson City. He's inspired this “man of the West” to pack up the camping gear and visit a world seldom seen, nor appreciated, by too many Americans.

David B. Salkeld

Dr. Larimore's tales of his first year of medical practice was an enlightening, heartwarming, funny, most enjoyable read. Once I started to read it, I felt somehow drawn in by it and compelled to finish it overnight!! I encourage any and all to experience this wonderful book. Dr. Larimore has truly been blessed with a gift for not only storytelling but in the sharing of his gift of healing, in not only a physical but spiritual realm as well.

Ellen Malloy

Bryson City Seasons

Those readers who enjoy Philip Gulley's Front Porch series or James Herriot's veterinary tales will embrace this Christian doctor's latest homespun reflections on his life and medical practice in a small town.

Cindy Crosby, FaithfulReader.com

“I'm hoping one day to be a ‘certified storyteller,' ” writes Walt Larimore in the Author's Notes at the end of
Bryson City Seasons
. Once you've read this book, you'll be happy to grant him that certification, for Larimore is already a consummate storyteller. Part fiction, part real, the stories Larimore tells about the life of a small-town doctor will make you feel as though you've stepped much further back in time than the early 1980s when these events took place.

christianbookpreviews.com

Dr. Larimore's conversational and folksy storytelling style captivates the reader. Dr. Larimore is skilled at weaving various colored threads (humanistic, spiritual, scientific) throughout the fabric of each of his stories. These “threads” teach us about the important things in life — coping with adversity, the value of religious faith, and even the art and science of medicine. The book conveys an appeal to the healthcare professional and layperson alike. The author has taken the approach to clearly articulate medical jargon in terms easily understood by the medically naive reader. The book is a must-read for medical students contemplating family medicine as a specialty, and, likewise, family medicine residents should find this intimate glimpse of rural family practice both educational and inspirational.

Charles D. Ponte,
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
,
Harvey Whitney Books

Resources by Walt Larimore, M.D.

Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook
(coauthored with Dónal O'Mathúna)

Bryson City Seasons

Bryson City Secrets

Bryson City Tales

God's Design for the Highly Healthy Child
(with Stephen and Amanda Sorenson)

God's Design for the Highly Healthy Person
(with Traci Mullins)

God's Design for the Highly Healthy Teen
(with Mike Yorkey)

Going Public with Your Faith: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work
(coauthored with William Carr Peel)

Going Public with Your Faith: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work audio
(coauthored with William Carr Peel)

Going Public with Your Faith: Becoming a Spiritual Influence at Work ZondervanGroupware
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curriculum
(coauthored with William Carr Peel, with Stephen and
Amanda Sorenson)

Lintball Leo's Not-So-Stupid Questions About Your Body
(with John Riddle, illustrated by Mike Phillips)

SuperSized Kids: How to Rescue Your Child from the Obesity Threat
(coauthored with Sherri Flynt, with Steve Halliday)

Why A.D.H.D. Doesn't Mean Disaster
(coauthored with Dennis Swanberg and Diane Passno)

ZONDERVAN

BRYSON CITY Secrets
Copyright © 2006 by Walt Larimore

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of Zondervan.

ePub Edition June 2009 ISBN: 0-310-86123-3

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Zondervan,
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Larimore, Walter L.
Bryson City secrets : even more tales of a small-town doctor in the Smoky Mountains / Walt Larimore.
p. cm.
ISBN-13: 978-0-310-26633-4
1. Larimore, Walter L. 2. Physicians — North Carolina — Bryson City — Biography. 3. Medicine, Rural — North Carolina — Bryson City. I. Title.
R154.L267A3 2005
610'.92 — dc22

2005017451

Some Scripture quotations are taken from the
Holy Bible: New International Version
®
. NIV
®
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Holy Bible: Today's New International Version
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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other — except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher.

Published in association with the literary agency of Alive Communications, Inc., 7680 Goddard Street, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

06 07 08 09 10 11
17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

To my dad — Philip B. Larimore Jr.
Only recently did I learn he was one of the most
decorated heroes of World War II.
But he's always been my hero.
He lovingly counseled me through the difficult
and dark year described in this book.
I wish he had lived to see it in print.

To Rick Pyeritz, M.D. — my partner,
colleague, and teacher for seven years.
He was our family physician and our dearest friend.
His love and care for the Larimores will always
be appreciated and never forgotten.

CONTENTS

Cover Page

Title Page

Copyright

Map of Bryson City

Prologue

Part 1

1. Bloody Mess

2. The Scene Speaks

3. Hearts of Darkness

4. Satan and Bacon

5. Aromatherapy

6. A Healing Potion

7. First-Day Memory

8. Sorrow and Speculation

9. Too Late?

10. Terror

11. A Threefold Cord

Part 2

12. Good for Business

13. Baby's First Words

14. Live and Learn

15. Hornet's Nest

16. King Arthur

17. Womanless Wedding

18. A Glorious Sadness

19. Makin' Moonshine

20. Three Amigos

21. The Rifle

22. The Shot

23. The Quilts

Part 3

24. The Golden Hour

25. Beer and Breathing

26. A Bitter Pill

27. Azar

28. The Ultimate Healing

29. A Tough Decision

30. The Shock

31. The Puppets

32. The Confrontation

33. Three Wise Men

34. Leaving

Epilogue

Author's Notes

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