True West Magazine Book Review: The Lily of the West

In the June 2019 issue, True West says:


THE LILY OF THE WEST: Kathleen Morris’s The Lily of the West (Five Star, $25.95) is fiction based on the facts of the life of Mary Katherine Haroney (aka Big Nose Kate). Born in Hungary, her family moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1865. Haroney’s parents both died leaving her a teenaged orphan. Throughout her life her trials were many. The death of husband and child sent her west where her determination was to never give up. She worked as a singer, whore, gambler and operated a boardinghouse. Her love for John “Doc” Holliday was unflinching as she followed and nursed him. The story is informative and entertaining. I strongly recommend it as an excellent read. —Lowell F. Volk

Thanks so much!

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