Mary Doria Russell has made me like a western. Didn't think it could be done. But I absolutely devoured her two books about Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, their friends, family, and loves during the time of Dodge, Tombstone, and the OK Corral. Russell has a way of bringing to light the hurts, joys, secrets and dreams of her characters that makes them so memorable you don't want their stories to end. I highly recommend all of her work - even this one, and even if you don't like westerns!