Pandemic Reads

Phase Six: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525655459
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Published: Knopf - May 18th, 2021

This "novel of contagion and collapse is also the story of love’s unlikely survival in the most hostile conditions” (Karen Russell, bestselling author of Swamplandia!)—from the National Book Award-nominated author of The Book of Aron.


E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780759554269
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 11th, 2021

They save our lives every day, and we’ve never heard their stories.  The life-or-death intensity of working on the front lines, from America’s greatest unsung heroes.
 
“The compassion, the work ethic, and the selflessness of nurses … are given the respect they deserve and captured beautifully here.”
–Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurge


White Smoke Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063029095
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!


The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393881554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller
An American Scientist Science Book of 2021
A Bloomberg Best Book of 2021
A Fortune Best Books of 2021
A Guardian Best Book of 2021
A Mother Jones Best Book of 2021
A Next Big Idea Club Best Nonfiction of 2021


Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250275745
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 24th, 2021

Two of America's leading national security experts offer a definitive account of the global impact of COVID-19 and the political shock waves it will have on the United States and the world order in the 21st Century.

“Informed by history, reporting, and a truly global perspective, this is an indispensable first draft of history and blueprint for how we can move forward.”


Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593297681
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Published: Penguin Press - September 7th, 2021

One of our great urbanists and one of our great public health experts join forces to reckon with how cities are changing in the face of existential threats the pandemic has only accelerated
 


Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593297551
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Published: Viking - September 7th, 2021

"This book’s great service is that it challenges us to consider the ways in which our institutions and systems, and the assumptions, positions and divisions that undergird them, leave us ill prepared for the next crisis."Robert Rubin, The New York Times Book Review


Blindness Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780156007757
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Published: HarperVia - October 4th, 1999

A stunningly powerful novel of humanity's will to survive against all odds during an epidemic by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

An International Bestseller  • "This is a shattering work by a literary master.”—Boston Globe

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spa


What Is the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19? (Who HQ Now) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593383612
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 22nd, 2021

The #1 New York Times Best-Selling series tells the story of how COVID-19, a coronavirus, was first identified and how it spread throughout the world in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.


A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year: Hundreds of Stories on the Pandemic (Six-Word Memoirs) Cover Image
By Larry Smith (Editor)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781970183009
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Published: Six-Word Memoirs - October 15th, 2021

"The brilliance is in the brevity.” —Vanity Fair

The tenth book in the bestselling Six-Word Memoir series tells the story of a world we never expected to be in and can’t stop talking about.


History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Falynn Koch (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593120408
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth about history's pandemics, from the Black Death to COVID-19. Perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.

During the Black Death in the 14th century, plague doctors wore creepy beaked masks filled with herbs. RIGHT?


Our Country Friends: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984855121
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Published: Random House - November 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Time, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, Kirkus Reviews


How to Vanquish a Virus: The Weird World of Viruses... Explained! Cover Image
By Paul Ian Cross, Steve Brown (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781783127313
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Published: Welbeck Children's - July 6th, 2021

A funny and fascinating blend of facts, quotes, and science stories from the world of health research and science history, including COVID-19.

★ Children will devour this book and hopefully be inspired to become the next super scientists. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review


World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982166106
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021

CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD, offers an accessible, data-packed answer to our biggest questions about Covid-19: What have we learned about this pandemic and how can we prepare for—or prevent—the next one?

As America’s favorite frontline Covid-19 health journalist, Dr.


The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic (Open Media) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872868786
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Published: City Lights Books - November 2nd, 2021

An urgent call for the political transformation needed to address the common causes of climate change, COVID-19, and racism.


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“[Smith’s] slim collection of essays captures this peculiar moment with startling clarity. . . . The personal and political intermingle for a powerful indictment of America’s social systems.” —TIME, The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020


Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure (Sesame Street Scribbles) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728236605
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - September 15th, 2020

Come along on Elmo's first day off to school as he gets ready to be a mask hero

Today is a very exciting day--it's Elmo is heading off to school, and he wants to be a School Superhero Join Elmo as he gets ready like a hero and learns about wearing masks and hand washing. It's going to be a SUPER day


Year of Wonders: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142001431
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Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2002

“Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion.” – The Washington Post


Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393346619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 9th, 2013

A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases, Spillover is “fascinating and terrifying … a real-life thriller with an outcome that affects us all” (Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction).


Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393868265
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 5th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?


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Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2022 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021


The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

“Its relevance lashes you across the face.” —Stephen Metcalf, The Los Angeles Times • “A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair.” —Roger Lowenstein, The Washington Post 


The Best American Science And Nature Writing 2021 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358400066
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Published: Mariner Books - October 12th, 2021

New York Times best-selling author and renowned science journalist Ed Yong compiles the best science and nature writing published in 2020. 

 “The stories I have chosen reflect where I feel the field of science and nature writing has landed, and where it could go,” Ed Yong writes in his introduction.


Plagues Upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History (Princeton Economic History of the Western World #106) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780691192123
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 12th, 2021

A sweeping germ's-eye view of history from human origins to global pandemics


Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield Cover Image
By Falynn Koch, Falynn Koch (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727526
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Published: First Second - August 29th, 2017

“This useful introduction to the topic of disease and immunity is recommended for graphic novel enthusiasts or as a companion text in science classes.”—School Library Journal


Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593297551
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Published: Viking - September 7th, 2021

"This book’s great service is that it challenges us to consider the ways in which our institutions and systems, and the assumptions, positions and divisions that undergird them, leave us ill prepared for the next crisis."Robert Rubin, The New York Times Book Review


The Great Realization Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063066366
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Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

Selected by Today as a book "to ease kids’ anxiety about coronavirus.”

We all need hope. Humans have an extraordinary capacity to battle through adversity, but only if they have something to cling onto: a belief or hope that maybe, one day, things will be better.


City of the Plague God Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368051507
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 12th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD, an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology written by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series.

"An epic worthy of Gilgamesh. Chadda brings attention to the less well-recognized mythology of ancient Mesopotamia with engaging humor and wit."--Kirkus Reviews


If You Can't Bear Hug, Air Hug: A Book Inspired by Social Distancing Cover Image
$9.49
ISBN: 9780578700670
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Published: Pink Pangolin LLC - May 23rd, 2020

Join fuzzy bears, flapping owls, and more adorable animal friends as they prove that distance can't overcome love and friendship

"If You Can't Bear Hug, Air Hug" is an uplifting book of rhymes for children that explores the creative ways animals might show affection while socially distancing and delivers a reassuring message of love and resilience.


The Plague Cover Image
By Albert Camus, Laura Marris (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593318669
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Published: Knopf - November 16th, 2021

The first new translation of The Plague to be published in the United States in more than seventy years, bringing the Nobel Prize winner's iconic novel ("A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair." —The Washington Post) to a new generation of readers.


The New Wilderness: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062333148
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 22nd, 2021

A Washington Post, NPR, and Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year • Shortlisted for the Booker Prize