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Doctors & Friends

(2021)
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“A prescient, human and hopeful portrait of medical experts on a pandemic’s frontlines.”—People

Hannah, Compton, and Kira have been close friends since medical school, reuniting once a year for a much-needed vacation. Just as they gather to travel in Spain, an outbreak of a fast-spreading virus throws the world into chaos.
 
When Compton Winfield returns to her job as an ER doctor in New York City, she finds a city changed beyond recognition—and a personal loss so gutting it reshapes every aspect of her life.
 
Hannah Geier’s career as an ob-gyn in San Diego is fulfilling but she’s always longed for a child of her own. After years of trying, Hannah discovers she's expecting a baby just as the disease engulfs her city.
 
Kira Marchand, an infectious disease doctor at the CDC in Atlanta, finds herself at the center of the American response to the terrifying new illness. Her professional battle turns personal when she must decide whether her children will receive an experimental but potentially life-saving treatment.
 
Written prior to Covid-19 by a former emergency medicine physician, Doctors and Friends incorporates unexpected wit, razor-edged poignancy, and a deeply relatable cast of characters who provoke both laughter and tears. Martin provides a unique insider’s perspective into the world of medical professionals working to save lives during the most difficult situations of their careers.
 

 


Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Doctors and Friends is an astounding achievement. It's both an eerily timely portrait of a world in the grips of a deadly pandemic and a poignant dive into the interior lives of the medical workers at its forefront. I was profoundly affected by these characters. I became emotionally attached to them and deeply invested in the outcome of their stories. I know they will stay with me for a long time." - Cristina Alger

"The beating heart of this fast-paced and intensely moving novel is the warm, life-sustaining friendship between a group of doctors on the frontlines of a global pandemic. Martin shines a sharp, compassionate light on the lives of the women behind the masks and scrubs during a crisis that is both achingly familiar and punctuated by twists and turns you won't see coming. I couldn't put it down!" - Meg Donohue

"Yes, Doctors and Friends is timely, but it's so much more than that. It's an introspective, heartfelt story of deep friendships, impossible choices, intense twists and a great deal of what we all crave right now: hope. Put this on your TBR immediately!" - Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

"Doctors and Friends is a stunning medical drama that will resonate with readers everywhere. I was riveted. Kimmery Martin's sharp, smart writing is infused with compassion, emotion and a belief in the healing power of friendship, love and hope." - Jayne Ann Krentz

"Three female doctors and friends remind the reader of the heart-wrenching tragedies and impossible choices that make such a cast not only heroic but human." - Kristina McMorris

"Martin's Doctors and Friends is nothing shy of stunning. While delivering the depth, wit, and soul that continues to garner both readers' love and critics' acclaim, she deftly reminds us that no crisis will ever shrink our capacity for love--and when threatened--our will to fight back. Absolutely brilliant." - P J Vernon

"An incredibly prescient book that is both thrilling and inspiring. Martin draws upon her deep knowledge to create a story and characters that are stunningly real. At turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and intense; I flew through this book." - Kathy Wang


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