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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?
About the Author
Madi Sinha is a physician, and THE WHITE COAT DIARIES is her debut novel. She lives in New Jersey with her family. You can find her at madisinha.com.
One of PopSugar's and Marie Claire's Best New 2020 Books
"Readers looking for thrilling medical-drama goodness should turn to Madi Sinha's The White Coat Diaries." —PopSugar
“Norah Kapadia is among the most lovable and compelling characters in all of medical fiction.”—Kimmery Martin, author of The Antidote for Everything
“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, author of The House of God, The Spirit of the Place, and Man’s 4th Best Hospital
"An engrossing story featuring an endearing protagonist. Madi Sinha offers a compelling glimpse into the world of medicine and desi culture through Norah Kapadia, a witty, fierce, memorable character. As Norah navigates her personal and professional struggles, she may falter, but she's never defeated. Readers will delight in her self-discovery and development—both as a doctor and an individual."—Margarita Montimore, author of Oona Out of Order "Sinha tells a compelling story of self discovery and blends it beautifully with the chaotic world of medicine and the wrenching nature of love."—Sarah Smith, author of Faker
"Charming, authentic, and deeply moving, The White Coat Diaries explores one young doctor's quest for meaning amid the competing demands of career ambition, family obligation, and romantic entanglement."—Kristin Rockaway, author of She's Faking It
“Madi Sinha's witty, heartfelt novel navigates the worlds of medicine and South Asian culture. Readers everywhere will root for Norah Kapadia's compelling journey of self-discovery. Told with equal parts wit and warmth, this story beautifully explores ambition, romance, and identity.”—Saumya Dave, author of Well-Behaved Indian Women
"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
"An absorbing novel that follows the maturation of a strong, determined woman who—despite missteps—becomes who she wants to be."—Kirkus