"2020's Best New Books"
Named one of
"25 Books by Asian Authors
to read in 2020"
"Fall's MOST Exciting New Books"
from Berkley Publishing
Penguin Random House
One of the
"Best 20 Books of Fall 2020"
THE WHITE COAT DIARIES
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?
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.
Two additional novels are forthcoming from Berkley/PRH in 2022 and 2023
Photo credit: Ashley Walsh Photography