THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING

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. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers. 

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PRAISE FOR THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING

"With issues ripped straight from the headlines, The Antidote for Everything is a book for our times."—Goodreads

 

“Martin’s second novel combines strong storytelling with interesting characters and compelling themes and offers a discussion-worthy, layered read. The author uses her own medical background to good effect…. 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

"Kimmery Martin's The Antidote for Everything is a complex novel about two doctors who must decide between treating their patients and keeping their jobs. When the hospital that they both work for instructs doctors to stop caring for transgender patients, one of the doctors is fired for refusing to stop treating his patients, while the other makes a shocking choice that changes both of their lives forever."—POPSUGAR

 

“A moving story about the absolute power of friendship and the utter feebleness of intolerance.”—New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian

“Intense and vibrant.… A binge-worthy page-turner that’ll rival your favorite prime-time medical drama.”—Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale

“With her signature compassion and sharp writing, Kimmery Martin delivers a poignant yet compulsively readable story examining the timely topic of medical discrimination. I loved it—and have a new must-read recommendation for book clubs everywhere.”—Colleen Oakley, author of You Were There Too
 
“With incredible voice and scalpel-sharp wit, Martin deftly navigates the light, the dark, and the in-between of the human soul. As Southern and queer, I saw myself reflected in honest pages penned by a true ally. This novel broke my heart in all the best ways.”—P. J. Vernon, author of When You Find Me and upcoming suspenseful drama Bath Haus

"Close on the heels of her successful debut, physician and novelist Kimmery Martin has once again crafted a tale that will thrill readers while simultaneously illuminating how the business of medicine too often fails patients and physicians alike...A story of friendship, loyalty, and redemption, Martin’s second novel is sure to become as beloved as her first."—Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie

"In this charming novel, two doctors are forced to choose between treating all their patients and keeping their jobs... Along the way there’s love, blackmail, office politics, and a little bit of mystery too. And the main characters, Georgia and Jonah, are adorable."--Sara Levine, Betches

"The real love story here is the friendship between Georgia and Jonah...this novel is recommended for fans of fiction that addresses contemporary social issues."—Erin O. Romanyshyn, Library Journal

"A story of friendship and the importance of fighting back—with all the makings of a great medical drama, too."—BUST

"One of those books that just never stops surprising you ... At its core, The Antidote for Everything is a book about friendship with a lot to say about politics, justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and ethics. The drama and discussions themselves are important, but the way in which they highlight the incredible bond between Georgia and Jonah carries just as much weight in the story. It’s rare to read a story where the friendship overshadows the romance, but this one does that in a really meaningful way."—Hypable

From the publisher: THE ANTIDOTE FOR EVERYTHING represents the best of Martin: a beautifully realized portrait of the humor and drama within hospital walls; and the importance of friendship (not romance), as among the most complex and rewarding of relationships. Georgia and Jonah are fun, and their devotion to each other and to their patients shines through. Martin beautifully balances the friends’ situational comedy— from attending to a fainted passenger on an airplane, to an undercover-ops-style investigation into the hospital’s practices—while grappling with issues like power dynamics in the workplace, compassion of care, and LGBTQ rights.