Books

Following the global success of Love Story, Erich Segal went on to write seven other romantic best sellers, and a charming and humorous children’s book.

Doctors (1988)

Barney Livingstone and Laura Castellano are childhood neighbours who share an unforgettable friendship.

From the crucible of med school’s merciless training, through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs – and sometimes tragedies – of their daily professional lives, we follow Barney and Laura to unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love . . . until their friendship ripens into passion.

But they have yet to learn the ultimate lesson: that their devotion to each other, even their outstanding medical gifts, may not be enough to save the one life they treasure above all others…

Doctors in Erich Segal’s own words:

“Love Story was a murmur of the heart, Doctors if you will, is a cardiogram, a long one. I wanted to explore in depth what make people like that tick, they are very special people. They are a sect unto themselves. I wrote in anger, but I finished in admiration. You never hear about the impaired physician, the wounded healers who care so much they crack.” 

Quotes from Doctors

  • "Although science could pinpoint the exact spot in the brain that ignites rage, they had yet to identify the location that produces love."

  • "Some were brilliant bordering on genius. Others, genius bordering on madness"

  • "The ‘equilibrium’ that people see in me is really an illusion. I am as flawed as anyone. It’s only that I seem to have the knack of hiding."

"Although science could pinpoint the exact spot in the brain that ignites rage, they had yet to identify the location that produces love."

"Some were brilliant bordering on genius. Others, genius bordering on madness"

"The ‘equilibrium’ that people see in me is really an illusion. I am as flawed as anyone. It’s only that I seem to have the knack of hiding."

Reviews of Doctors

'Dramatic.'

The Philadelphia Inquirer

'A great read.'

Shirley Eder, Detroit Free Press

'Segal is still at his best writing about relationships, especially love. Here he touches the heart as well as the head, as he did in the pastoral Love Story.'

Chicago Tribune

'A page-turner all the way.'

Larry King, USA Today

'Gripping'

The Washington Post Book World

'Segal’s best work to date.'

New York Post