Remedies was named an Indie Next List Notable Book for August 2010.

Remedies was chosen as Self magazine's Book Pick for September 2009. Join the Self Book Club at to share in a discussion about Remedies.

The JCC of the Greater St. Paul Area has selected Remedies as the official "Community Read" of the 2009 Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair in November.

Remedies was selected as an Ingram Premier Pick, a top book recommendation to libraries across the country.

"It's well executed, with skillful precision and a stylish grace that exudes both empathy and wit."

- Baltimore Magazine

"...a flat-out good read."

- Jewish Book World

"...complex characters, intense emotions and well-structured narrative."

- Minneapolis StarTribune

"...witty and lively...packed with multiple plots."

- The National Post

"...a polished, complex, sure-footed page-turner that doesn't feel like a first novel."


"Ledger's accomplished debut offers a compelling view of married life through the prism of unacknowledged grief...with rare insight... An impressive portrait of a family in crisis, executed with finesse and assurance."

- Starred review, Publishers Weekly

"Ledger makes medical science interesting and accessible, but her triumph is the creation of Simon, a deeply flawed and magnetic character... Complex, nuanced and engrossing portrait of a doctor's life."

- Kirkus

Advance praise for Remedies

"Remedies is an immediately gripping, expertly woven tale of pain and healing. Ledger is a brilliant writer; the book is dazzling, but more importantly, it is moving."

- Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Barefoot

"Remedies is a lovely novel about family, about grief, and about healing. Kate Ledger's writing is beautiful and intelligent, and she creates an imagined world that we come to feel is our own. This is a taut and elegant book, and an impressive literary debut."

- Roxana Robinson, author of Cost

"Humane, meticulous, idiosyncratic, Remedies gives us characters who are so busy with success that they don't realize how badly they have failed. Kate Ledger explores the margins of science and marriage with a surgeon's precision and a magician's sleight of hand, in prose that is clear, seductive, and sure. A wonderful surprise from an exciting new writer."

- J. Robert Lennon, author of Castle

"I started Remedies in the afternoon, read until I could not keep my eyes open, then picked up the book from my bedstand in the morning and read on to the end. Simon and Emily Bear's marriage is haunted, all right, and Ledger has the gift for making her exorcism beautiful, funny and heartbreaking. My copy is fat with all of the corners that I folded down on pages I will want to read again."

- Elizabeth Evans, author of Carter Clay