VIRTUAL: "The White Coat Diaries" - A Conversation with Author Madi Sinha

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cherry Hill Public Library

Event Details

CHPL is proud to welcome local author Madi Sinha to discuss her smashing debut novel (set in Philadelphia!), The White Coat Diaries.

Click the link below to register and details will be emailed directly to you with instructions on how to attend:


We encourage all attendees to purchase their copies of the book through our local partner, Inkwood Books in Haddonfield. Inkwood is providing online ordering, home delivery, and curbside pick-up during the COVID-19 quarantine, and will have signed copies available.

Madi Sinha is a writer and practicing physician and The White Coat Diaries is her debut novel. She loves the nervous system, bookshops, tea with milk, and snarky conversations (though not necessarily in that order).
She lives in Moorestown, NJ with her family. You can find her at

About 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 attendings, calm during emergencies, and charismatic with the patients. As he morphs from Norah’s mentor to something more, it seems her luck is finally changing.

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 risking her career and the future for which she’s worked so hard?

Praise for The White Coat Diaries:

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

Kimmery Martin, author of The Antidote to Everything

“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

“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

“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

“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


Event Type(s): Adult, Virtual Programming
Age Group(s): Adults (18+)
Presenter: Madi Sinha
Tierney Miller