June 4, 2014


"Hell, stay in the same place and you discover nothing new. Not about the world. Not about yourself." ~ pg. 87

A Jane Doe is transferred to the intensive care unit of Seattle Beacon Hospital placed in Dr. Charlotte Reese's care. The unidentified patient is a victim of a hit-and-run. Days pass and Jane Doe's condition worsens forcing Charlotte to make complicated medical decisions. The doctor crosses the professional distance line by enlisting the help of her boyfriend to uncover the identity of her patient. They unlock Jane Doe's shocking secret and possibly a miracle.

Gemini is the first book I've read by author Carol Cassella, M.D. It is also the first medical-based fiction book I've read. Well done! There wasn't a lot of medical jargon making it very easy to understand the diagnosis and dialogue between the doctors and nurses. The chapters alternate narration between Dr. Charlotte and Raney helping the story unfold in a parallel format.

Gemini skillfully combines a medical crisis, life-changing decisions, ethics, love, loss and emotions. This story will make a damn good movie. I was worried whether the book's language would be over my head since the author is a practicing anesthesiologist. She majored in English literature and after finishing Gemini, I realize this makes Carol Cassella, M.D. the best person to write medical-based fiction. Check out the video below of the author discussing Gemini. Then add it to your reading list.

Title: Gemini
Author: Carol Cassella, M.D.
Published: March 2014
Pages: 341
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: ♥♥♥♥


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