THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING
"Martin leverages her own background as a doctor to great effect throughout.”—The New York Times on TQOH
“With issues ripped straight from the headlines, The Antidote For Everything is a book for our times.” – GoodReads
“Martin’s trademark witty repartee makes her characters fun to be with, and she both entertains and tackles thought-provoking questions of honor and integrity….”—Booklist
This whip-smart and timely novel from acclaimed author Kimmery Martin explores what happens in the friendship between two doctors when one of them is unjustly fired.
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... READ MORE
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A Note From Kimmery
Hello my friends,
As the entire planet knows, we are in the midst of a viral pandemic (which I am finding more than a little ironic, since that is the topic of my next book.) I worry constantly about our vulnerable populations and, especially, about my valiant colleagues in the nation's Emergency Departments. For my thoughts on why this is no ordinary viral illness, look HERE.
In the meantime, The Antidote for Everything book tour is temporarily suspended. I hope to reschedule as soon as it is safe to do so. Please contact me if you'd like to request a virtual visit to a bookclub or bookstore. My first online event took place as a guest of the wonderful author Anne Bogel (aka Modern Mrs Darcy) for the Stay At Home Book Tour on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm EST. Replay can be found HERE.
Next up: Final Draught with the library in my city of Charlotte on 3/31 at 7:00pm EST. I'll speak about my latest novel and why I wrote it, what my career-switching journey has been like (and why I am possibly headed back to the ER) and the extreme irony of the book I've been writing for the last year. (Hint: it's about a brand new viral pandemic.) Join the event HERE.
I pray all of you stay safe. Remember all the things: social distancing, staying at home when possible, avoid hoarding, and, of course, stock up on books.
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 ...
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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
January and February 2020:
Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson (contemporary fiction/magical realism); The White Coat Diaries bu Madi Sinha (medical fiction); Home Making by Lee Matalone (literary fiction); Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs by Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker (medical nonfiction); The Gifted School by Bruce Holsinger (contemporary fiction); The Chain by Adrian McKinty (thriller); The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (suspense); Looker by Laura Sims (literary fiction); Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (contemporary fiction).
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).
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 ...