Doc (Random House, $26.95)

doc-hollidayFiction requires a suspension of disbelief, and history buffs will have to do a lot of suspending with Mary Doria Russell’s Doc. What is this need to have Kate at Doc’s side when he shuffles off this mortal coil? But that said, this is a well-written page turner. Doc’s voice sounds authentic, and the plot has the ring of truth. What the heck—suspend your disbelief and enjoy.

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