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.
There's now a PRIVATE CHAT GROUP for my friends and fans. We had our first meeting on Zoom in April and it was wonderful! If you'd like to join the next one, email email@example.com.
I pray all of you stay safe. Remember all the things: social distancing, masking up in public, 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
The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney (fiction); November Road by Lou Berney (historical fiction); Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata (medical nonfiction); Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (dystopian fiction); The Legal Limit by Martin Clark (legal fiction); The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark (legal fiction); The End of October by Lawrence Wright (dystopian fiction)
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum (women’s fiction); Wildland by Rebecca Hodge (contemporary fiction); How to Walk Away by Katherine Center (women’s fiction); The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine (women’s fiction); The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz (fiction); The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths (mystery)
Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism by Darby Seyward (nonfiction); The Exit Strategy by Lainey Cameron (women’s fiction); Duty and Desire by Anju Gattani (women's fiction); Well Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave (women’s fiction); The Dublin Murder Series by Tana French (In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour, The Secret Place, The Trespasser), mystery/crime fiction, I'd Give Anything by Marisa De Los Santos (women's fiction), The Last Flight by Julie Clark (thriller).
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 ...