madi sinha.

"A smart, zippy gem of a read with a lot of heart and humour, and an endearing heroine."

- Lauren Ho, author of Last Tang Standing

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Named one of "2020's

Best New Books"

by Marie Claire Magazine

Named one of

"25 Books by Asian Authors to read in 2020"

by We Are Bookish

“This authentic, no-holds-barred novel based on a savage intern year, is gripping. Her navigating love—in the hospital and in her traditional Indian family—is touching, funny, and fraught. Welcome, author Madi Sinha, to the club of doctor/writers.”

- Samuel Shem, bestselling author of The House of God, The Spirit of the Place, and Man’s 4th Best Hospital

"Witty, fierce, memorable"

- Margarita Montimore, author of Oona Out of Order

"A punch to the soul in the best possible way ... Madi Sinha tells a compelling story of self discovery and blends it beautifully with the chaotic world of medicine and the wrenching nature of love. This book will knock you on your butt, and you will love it.”

- Sarah Smith, author of Faker 

“Norah Kapadia is among the most lovable and compelling characters in all of medical fiction.”

- Kimmery Martin, author of The Antidote to Everything

"Charming, authentic, and deeply movingThe White Coat Diaries will captivate you from the first line -- and have you rooting for the heroine until the very end." 

- Kristin Rockaway, author of How to Hack a Heartbreak and She's Faking It

Coming September 15, 2020

from Berkley Publishing/Penguin Random House

Grey’s Anatomy meets Scrubs

in this brilliant debut novel about a young doctor’s struggle to survive residency, love, and life. 

Having spent the last twenty-something years with her nose in a textbook, brilliant and driven Norah Kapadia has just landed the medical residency of her dreams. But after a disastrous first day, she's ready to quit. Disgruntled patients, sleep deprivation, and her duty to be the "perfect Indian daughter" have her questioning her future as a doctor.

Enter chief resident Ethan Cantor. He's everything Norah aspires to be: respected by the attending physicians, calm during emergencies, and charismatic with his patients. And as he morphs from Norah’s mentor to something more, it seems her luck is finally changing.

But when a fatal medical mistake is made, pulling Norah into a cover-up, she must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect the secret. What if “doing no harm” means putting herself at risk?

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Madi Sinha is a writer and practicing physician who loves the nervous system, bookshops, tea with milk and snarky conversation (but not necessarily in that order). She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

The White Coat Diaries is her first novel.

Photo credit: Ashley Walsh Photography



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