03/09/2020 - 7:00pm

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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.



Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor, born and raised in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. A lifelong literary nerd, she reviews books, interviews authors, and works extensively with the library foundation in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she resides with her husband and three young children.

Originally from a town of 900 people in North Carolina, Ashley Spivey now resides in Manhattan with her husband, Steve, and her baby-dog, Jackson.  Check her book club out @spiveysbookclub!

Hitha Palepu is the creator of Hitha On The Go. Hitha On The Go is committed to helping women live their best lives. Every piece of content is designed to help women save time and energy on the things they have to do, from the small things (what to wear to work, what book to read next) to the big (where should I travel to next, how do I give back effectively, how do I keep up with the news without losing my mind). While Hitha does deeply love a well-packed suitcase, her goal is to bring this same sensibility to all the daily decisions – small and big – a woman makes every day.

The Antidote for Everything Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984802835
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - February 18th, 2020


"This book. THIS BOOK. It’s so good that I’ve read it twice (and it doesn’t even come out until next year). It had me Googling like a madwoman, falling in love with complicated characters and impossible situations, and hugging it when I was finished. The description of this book didn’t grip me the way Kimmery Martin's debut did (The Queen Of Hearts, which I also loved), but I was hooked by this one from the very beginning. It’s substantive, incredibly timely, but also just an incredibly written novel that makes you feel and makes you think." -- Hitha Palepu

$5 admission voucher to this event. Your voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.