On Tour 10/16/19 -11/13/19 “Bedside Manners” by Heather Frimmer


Release Date : October 16 , 2018

She Writes Press


About The Book: 

As Joyce Novak’s daughter, Marnie, completes medical school and looks ahead to a surgical internship, her wedding, and a future filled with promise, a breast cancer diagnosis throws Joyce’s own future into doubt. Always the caregiver, Joyce feels uncomfortable in the patient role, especially with her husband and daughter. As she progresses through a daunting treatment regimen including a biopsy, lumpectomy, and radiation, she distracts herself by planning Marnie’s wedding.

When the sudden death of a young heroin addict in Marnie’s care forces Marnie to come face-to-face with mortality and her professional inadequacies, she also realizes she must strike a new balance between her identity as a doctor and her role as a supportive daughter. At the same time, she struggles with the stark differences between her fiancé’s family background and her own and comes to understand the importance of being with someone who shares her values and experiences.

Amid this profound soul-searching, both Joyce and Marnie’s futures change in ways they never would have expected.


About The Author:

Heather Frimmer is a physician by day, specializing in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging, and an avid reader and writer at all other times. A published book reviewer across multiple websites, including Books, Ink and Booktrib, and a member of the Westport Writers’ Workshop, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons. https://www.heatherfrimmer.com/

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherFrimmerauthor/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/heatherfrimmer

Twitter: @HeatherFrimmer 


Book Blurbs: 

“Drawing from her experience as a radiologist, Frimmer’s poignant debut examines a beautifully authentic mother-daughter relationship and the challenges inherent in a breast cancer diagnosis. Her writing is both heartfelt and astute―this book will stick with you long after you’ve finished reading it.” ―Emily Liebert, USA Today bestselling author

“This book captures the anxiety and fear I see in all of my patients with breast cancer. The alternating storyline highlights the struggles of medical training and learning to be a good doctor. I didn’t want this book to end.”―Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, dedicated breast oncologist at Norwalk Hospital

“Gripping, tender, and insightful, Bedside Manners is a testament to the intensity of a career in medicine and the transcendent bonds of family … my absolute favorite kind of book.”―Kimmery Martin, author of The Queen of Hearts

“In this wonderful debut, Heather Frimmer channels her experience as a physician to humanize the stories about breast cancer presented in the media. Bedside Manners is a medical story, a mother-daughter tale, and a coming of age narrative, all rolled up into one absorbing story. Joyce and Marnie are both touchingly real and relatable. I rooted for them both up to the very last page.” ―Alisyn Camerota, author of Amanda Wakes Up and co-host of CNN’s morning show “New Day”

“A warm and insightful glimpse from both sides of the examining table. Frimmer merges the experiences of doctor and patient as this mother-daughter relationship faces a frightening diagnosis.”― Leah DeCesare, award-winning author of Forks, Knives, and Spoons

Bloggers On Tour: 

Oct. 18th – Well Read Traveler https://instagram.com/wellreadtraveler

Oct. 21st – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Oct. 23rd- Reading In WBL https://www.instagram.com/readinginwbl/

Oct. 24th-  Audio Killed The Bookmark –  https://instagram.com/beritaudiokilledthebookmark https://audiokilledthebookmark.com/

Oct. 25th -Abdulia Coffee Book Addict https://instagram.com/abduliacoffeebookaddict23

Oct. 27th -Sweet Honey And Brei https://instagram.com/sweethoneyandbrei

Oct. 30th- Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle

Nov 1st – Work Read Sleep Repeat https://instagram.com/workreadsleeprepeat

Nov. 3rd- The Reading Chemist https://www.instagram.com/thereadingchemist/

Nov. 4th-Bookapotamus https://instagram.com/bookapotamus

Nov. 4th – Marisa Gothie – https://www.instagram.com/marisagbooks

Nov. 5th -Really Into This https://instagram.com/reallyintothis

Nov. 6th – Gingers Book Club https://instagram.com/gingersbookclub

Nov. 7th – A Rustic Reader https://instagram.com/a.rustic.reader

Nov. 8th – Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks

Nov. 9th- The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

Nov. 10th- Reading Girl Reviews https://instagram.com/readinggirlreviews

Nov. 11th -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews

Nov. 12th -Nikki Wilhelm 4 https://instagram.com/nikkiwilhelm04

 Nov. 13th Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com/


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