Carol Cassella

Carol is the national bestselling author of three novels, most recently 2014's Gemini, and a two-time finalist for the Washington State Book Award.

Her books, which also include Oxygen and Healer, have been published in multiple foreign languages and highlighted as top choices by Library Journal, Harpers Bazaar, People Magazine, and USA Today, among others. A practicing anesthesiologist, Carol enjoys volunteering in global health for low-resource nations.  

A practicing anesthesiologist, Carol often pursues her interest in global health for low-resource nations with service trips to Bhutan, Cuba, Nicaragua and Thailand. She is also a founding member of Seattle7Writers, a nonprofit supporting literacy, reading and writing in the Pacific Northwest. She is also the mother of two sets of twins, which she calls her "grandest works of art."  

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Gemini: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451627947
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 17th, 2015

Carol Cassella has done it again! I could not put down this taut medical mystery with bittersweet love stories at the core. When a Jane Doe hit-and-run victim, found by the side of the road on the Olympic Peninsula, is flown to a Seattle hospital after suffering a stroke in surgery, ICU physician Charlotte tries to figure out what went wrong, and why no one has come forward to claim the gravely injured woman. Her efforts are twinned with the back story, having a twist, on how the woman ended up there. The resolution, both sad and hopeful, felt just right. Bravo! ~ Victoria

Oxygen: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416556114
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 9th, 2009

Healer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416556145
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 14th, 2011