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.

 

Severance by Ling Ma

Post-apocalyptic fiction meets modern-day satire in this much-lauded novel from Ling Ma. The winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, the book follows Candace Chen, an isolated millennial office worker who finds herself a rare survivor in an empty New York City after a plague of epic proportions sweeps the city. 

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