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5 books about pandemics to see you through quarantine

Looking for books to help process the state of the world right now? From pandemic nonfiction to post-apocalyptic satire, there's a book here for every reader.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

If you haven’t read Emily St. John Mandel’s bestselling and critically acclaimed Station Eleven, join book clubs around the country and start reading ASAP. The post-apocalyptic novel follows a band of nomadic Shakespearan troupe after a fictional illness, “The Georgia Flu,” has killed off most of the population, leaving civilization in collapse. But that doesn’t mean it’s all doom and gloom: “This book isn’t exactly a feel-good romp, but for a post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven comes remarkably close,” says NPR. 

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