Record Details

Catalog Search

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library LARGE PRINT W MOR (Text) 33500013173117 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT W MOR (Text) 33500013173125 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432847364
  • ISBN: 1432847368
  • Physical Description: 521 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The Lily of the West is the story of Mary Katherine Haroney, known as the notorious "Big Nose Kate." In the American West of the 1800s, women had few choices, but Kate made her own way. A Hungarian immigrant, Kate forged her way across the American frontier, an orphaned stowaway on a Mississippi riverboat who became the belle of the Dodge City music halls, known for her outspoken manner and her alluring appearance. Classically educated, she spoke four languages, finding love and much in common with a charming but volatile dentist from Atlanta, Dr. John Henry (Doc) Holliday. She was a trusted friend of the Earps and Bat Masterson, an adventurous woman who witnessed the violent lawlessness that preceded the end of an era"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    The tale of Kate Elder as told in her own words is a new take on the legend of the OK Corral. Born Katherine Horony, she's just 14 when her aristocratic father's career-slide takes them from Hungary to Iowa, where his death leaves Katherine on her own. When she loses her only child and her husband to cholera, Katherine—bright, talented, and well-educated at 22—recreates herself as Kate Elder, songstress in a St. Louis saloon. Kate falls in love with charming Doc Holliday, but after moving to Dodge City, Doc's tuberculosis, his drinking, and the Earp family make life unpredictable, even dangerous. There's plenty of gunplay, but Kate can defend herself. And how can she leave Doc when he needs her? Writing in first person, Morris gives the woman's struggle an immediacy and poignancy not usually found in a traditional western. A good companion for Mary Doria Russell's Doc (2011), this compelling debut will appeal to readers of any gender. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Elder, Kate, 1850-1940 > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Elder, Kate, 1850-1940.
United States.
Genre: Large type books.
Biographical fiction.
Western fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Western fiction.

Additional Resources