Since I still have a bit of time, I thought I would do a little weekly feature about… yes, you guessed it. BOOKS!
This week we are going to feature books about our news of the hour and the reason we are all adjusting to a new normal. Pandemics!
Believe it or not, there are quite a few books about Pandemics. Pre-pandemic and post-pandemic plots. If this is piquing your interest as a new genre to check out we have recommendations for you.
We are going to put 5 books on it.
5 Books About Pandemics
Click the titles to read more about the books below and buy a copy for yourself.
“Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic” (2013) by David Quammen is the great science writer’s fascinating look at zoonotic diseases, such as AIDS and Ebola (and now coronavirus), that jump from animal species to ours.
“The Old Drift” (2019) by Namwalli Serpell is a dazzling debut novel set in Zambia, spanning a century but focusing in part on the disaster wrought in that country by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
“Station Eleven” (2014) by Emily St. John Mandel is a bestselling novel about a group of actors and musicians traveling through the Great Lakes region in future years after a mysterious pandemic called the Georgian flu has killed almost everyone.
“The Andromeda Strain” (1969) by Michael Crichton is a bestselling techno-thriller that begins when a military satellite crashes to earth and releases an extraterrestrial organism that kills almost everyone in a nearby small town. Then things get bad.
“Pale Horse, Pale Rider” (1939) by Katherine Ann Porter is a short novel set during the influenza pandemic of 1918, which killed five times as many Americans as did World War I. Its main character, Miranda, is a young reporter who falls in love with a soldier; the book’s fever-dream style captures the experience of the disease.
By Colette Bancroft / Tampa Bay Times (TNS) Posted Mar 26, 2020
What Pandemic books have you read that you would recommend to other readers?
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