Coming February 18, 2020
The Antidote for Everything
"Martin leverages her own background as a doctor to great effect throughout.”—The New York Times on TQOH
In this whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin, two doctors travel a surprising path when they must choose between treating their patients and keeping their jobs.
Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.
Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news... READ MORE
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Praise for The Queen of Hearts
"A stunning debut."—Booktrib
"Difficult to put down, Martin’s excellent story of friendship is shrewdly plotted and contains a cast of flawed, rich, believable characters.”—Publishers Weekly
“Fans of Grey’s Anatomy are sure to enjoy this new release, a novel about friendship, success, and secrets.”—Southern Living
Kimmery Martin's first novel has got love, death, humor, secrets, hot doctor sex, and a medical procedure performed with a fork. Does that sound like something you might be interested in reading?—Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound Podcast on NPR/WFAE 90.7
“A funny and real examination of female friendships and modern parenthood.”—ALA Book Club Central
"A medical drama executed with just the right balance of intensity, plot twists, tragedy, and humor."—Booklist
“Engrossing, funny,”—The Charlotte Observer
“Kimmery Martin’s excellent debut novel serves up an irresistible mix of romance, ER drama, friendship and betrayal.”—BookPage
"Wow. Just wow. This book was spectacular." —The Sudbury Star (Ontario)
“An impressive debut, full of warmth and excitement.”—The Harvard Crimson . READ MORE ...
An Irony You Can't Invent: An Irreverent Roundtable With Author P.J. Vernon
PJ: Dear Reader, I know The Antidote for Everything swept you off your feet. Kimmery is a wicked talent and her writing oozes clever voice, delicious one-liners, and heartbreak in equal measure.
In Martin’s follow up to her critically acclaimed debut, The Queen of Hearts, the “Liane Moriarty of Medical Fiction” (in quotes because I tweeted it once) explores the deep friendship between physicians Georgia Brown and Jonah Tsukada—and the lengths to which they’ll go to protect one another when threatened by institutional malice.
Side Note: If you haven’t finished TAFE, started it, or (cue my gay gasp) even procured your copy yet, bookmark this immediately and go change that. Seriously. Go. Now. We’ll wait.
Okay, since you’ve finished the novel, we can jump right into this very kla$$y author roundtable between myself and the one and only Kimmery Martin, MD.
KM: Hi, everyone. For those of you not familiar with him, PJ Vernon is a dog-owning, Canadian-dwelling, PhD-possessing scientist who also happens to be a dazzling suspense writer (When You Find Me, Crooked Lane Books, 2018) AND Bath Haus, his next thriller, soon to be released from Doubleday Books.
Hello PJ! Hit me with some insightful, hard-charging questions.
PJ: I saved the hardest question for literally the very first one: You open the book with what just might be the most hilarious scene I’ve ever read. Why start with testicles? ... MORE...
Kimmery's Latest Reads
The Closer You Get by Mary Torjussen (suspense); Deal With the Devil: A Mercenary Librarians Novel by Kit Rocha (sci-fi romance); Family Trust by Kathy Wang (literary fiction); He Started It by Samantha Downing (suspense); The Body in Question by Jill Clement (literary fiction); The Last Years of the War by Susan Meissner (historical fiction); The Girl in White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly (historical fiction).
Man's 4th Best Hospital by Samuel Shem (literary fiction); Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life by Anne Bogel (literary inspiration); Blackberries, Blackberries by Crystal E. Wilkinson (short stories); You & Me & Us by Alison Hammer (women's fiction); Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (fiction); Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller (British fiction/suspense); Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (suspense).
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson (medical nonfiction); Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites by Alexandra Levitt (medical nonfiction); Salve: Words for the Journey by Monisha Vasa (poetry); Just Like Me by Vanessa Newton (children's fiction); Extinctions by Josephine Wilson (literary fiction); You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley (psychological suspense).
Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she promotes reading, interviews authors, and teaches writing seminars. She’s a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kimmery Martin won her first short story contest in the first grade, and was awarded a red stuffed elephant and publication in the school newspaper. Her writing career then suffered an unfortunate dry spell, finally broken with the publication of the enthralling journal article Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Staging of Melanoma, followed by the equally riveting sequel Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Pelvic Malignancies, both during medical school.
Conscious readers remained elusive, however, prompting her to ... MORE ...