Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Antidote for Everything” by Kimmery Martin, Penguin Random House, February 18, 2020
Kimmery Martin, author of “The Antidote for Everything” has written a captivating, intriguing, witty, emotional and memorable novel. The Genres for this story are Fiction, and Medical Fiction. The story takes place in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, quirky, and for the most part likable. I love the way Kimmery Martin vividly describes her characters, story, and setting.
I appreciate that the author discusses relevant and important contemporary issues that are newsworthy today. Georgia Brown is a Urologist, and her best friend Jonah Tsukada is a physician, working in the same hospital. Jonah works with transgender patients. Georgia is outspoken and asserts herself, and Jonah has tremendous patience for his patients. When the hospital administration takes a stand that legally the doctors won’t be seeing transgender patients, both Jonah, and Georgia have to decide if they stand up for what they believe in, or lose their jobs.
The themes of the importance of friendship, honesty, loyalty, and love are seen throughout this novel. The author also discusses that everyone, no matter what their sexual orientation is or lifestyle, is entitled to medical treatment. This is a wonderful, well written and witty novel that I would highly recommend for readers who enjoy a thought-provoking story.