Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Plague

Author: Albert Camus

Just with its title alone, Albert Camus’ 1947 classic The Plague (La Peste) can easily resonate with the current climate. His book, known as a classic in literature, tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. Once it has settled in, the epidemic continues to linger in the minds of the town’s inhabitants until the following February. The book has proven to become revived as sales of the book in France have risen approximately “300 percent on the previous year,” according to the French books statistics website Edistat. It has also prompted various articles questioning “What We Can Learn (and Should Unlearn) From Albert Camus’ The Plague” amid the coronavirus.

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Eyes of Darkness

Author: Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s The Eyes of Darkness (Pocket Books) may be nearly 40 years old, but the book seems to be getting attention once again. Amid the coronavirus, a photograph of one of the novel’s pages  circulated online with many questioning whether the author actually predicted what would become to be known as COVID-19. In Koontz’s 1981 book, he writes of a deadly virus called the “Wuhan 400,” which he described as a “severe pneumonia-like illness” that attacks “the lungs and bronchial tubes” and “resisting all known treatments.”

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. Station Eleven

Author: Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel’s novel Station Eleven (Knopf) may have been published in 2014, but the storyline of the book resonates with the current pandemic taking place today. In the author’s story, a famous Hollywood actor passes away after having a heart attack during a production of King Lear. The night proves to be the start of a chain reaction of frightening events as a fictional swine flu pandemic, dubbed the “Georgia Flu,” impacts the world, killing the majority of the population. The tale soon moves back and forth in time, depicting life before and after the pandemic.

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. Bird Box

Author: Josh Malerman

Josh Malerman’s 2014 book (Harper Collins) may exist on the borderline of horror and thriller, but the story proves to resonate with the current climate. The story, also adapted into a Netflix feature film starring Sandra Bullock, centers on an epidemic in which people are driven to deadly violence after taking a glimpse at a mysterious phenomenon. Scattered survivors remain as they live in an abandoned home near the river, unable to risk going outside without fully seeing. Malerman’s story depicts a horrific snapshot of a world trapped and unable to risk exposure to outside surroundings, seemingly foreshadowing the social distancing many are forced to practice amid the coronavirus pandemic. Malerman is also set to release a sequel to Bird Box, titled Malorie.

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Andromeda Strain

Author: Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton’s 1969 book The Andromeda Strain (Vintage) centers on a group of scientists enduring an epidemic caused by an unknown extraterrestrial microorganism. Sigue leyendo →

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The American Plague

Author: Molly Caldwell Crosby

In Molly Caldwell Crosby’s The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History (Penguin Random House) a journalist traces the course of the infectious disease known as yellow fever which has paralyzed governments, quarantined cities and impacted the nation. In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread and take on one of history’s most controversial human studies. The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in America and Africa, where it continues to strike each year.

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Stand

Author: Stephen King

Stephen King has an knack for terrifying readers through his chilling stories, and this 1978 book (Doubleday) could gain renewed attention given its plotline that eerily resonates with the current pandemic. The book tells the tale of a patient who escapes from a testing facility, unknowingly carrying a mutated strain of super-flu that could wipe out 99 percent of the world’s population within a few weeks. From a frightened public, two leaders emerge: Mother Abagail, a 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a peaceful community in Colorado; and “Dark Man” Randall Flagg, who finds thrill in chaos and violence. The survivors are then left not only to have to choose between Mother Abagail and Randall Flagg but decide the fate of all humanity. The book will be getting the series treatment, as it was announced in early 2019 that King’s post-apocalyptic best-seller earned a straight-to series, 10-episode order from CBS All Access.

Pandemia and Coronavirus book. The Companions

Author: Katie M. Flynn

Katie M. Flynn’s book arrived in a timely manner. In The Companion (Simon & Schuster), which was published March 3, California is under quarantine after a highly contagious virus hits. Though the living are unable to go out, the dead can saunter about in various forms, from “sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human.” This is due to a new “companionship” program, in which people can choose to upload their consciousness before dying as a means of remaining in the custody of their families. “The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people — a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will,” the publisher writes of the story. Flynn’s dystopian story explores the idea of a pandemic-ravaged world, coincidentally published amid the coronavirus.

The Unicorn Tree


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Cynthia Collins

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While looking for a class project, Lisa Duncan finds a diary in a sea caption’s home that his wife had written years ago. Sigue leyendo →

The Carriage House


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Carla Neggers

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Fun and a little hard work. Sigue leyendo →

Social Mobility Brit Ils 117


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D. V. Glass

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First published in 1998. Sigue leyendo →

What Is in a Rim?: Critical Perspectives on the Pacific Region Idea


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Arif Dirlik (Author), Glenn Alcalay (Collaborator) and Xiangming Chen (Collaborator)

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Compass and Stars


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Martin L. Smith

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This collection of short, informal pieces that are both theologically substantial and genuinely popular is aimed at helping us “get our bearings” in the life of the spirit today

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Derek Jacobi on Malvolio (Shakespeare on Stage)


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Derek Jacobi and Julian Curry

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In each volume of the Shakespeare on Stage series, a leading actor takes us behind the scenes, recreating in detail a memorable performance in one of Shakespeare’s major roles. Sigue leyendo →

Geology of the Eastern Coast: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed With 15 Projects


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Kathleen Brown and Cynthia Light Brown

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God’s Generals: Jack Coe


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Roberts Liardon

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Roberts Liardon chronicles the lives and legacies of men and women who were empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring worldwide revivals. Sigue leyendo →

Successful Grant Writing, 4th Edition: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals


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Laura N., PhD Gitlin and Kevin J., PhD Lyons

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Protecting Marie


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Kevin Henkes

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“Fanny sensed that from the moment she was born she was meant to have a dog. It was as though some unique and independent organ deep inside her, like a tiny heart, couldn’t thrive properly without one.”

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Vector


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Robin Cook

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New York cab driver Yuri Davydov is a disgruntled Russian immigrant ready to lash out at his adoptive nation, which he believes has denied him the American Dream. Sigue leyendo →

Strange Possession at Viner Sound


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Robin Percival Smith

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I have written about seven stories that I put away and have occasionally revised. Sigue leyendo →

Relationship Momentum: The Secret to Making Ideas Move


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Brian Church

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This book is about the search to understand the art and science of why some ideas progress and some dissipate. Sigue leyendo →

Compacts and Cosmetics: Beauty From Victorian Times to the Present Day


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Medeleine Marsh

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Cosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s. Sigue leyendo →

Fast Facts for the ER Nurse: Emergency Room Orientation in a Nutshell, Second Edition


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Jennifer RN, CE Buettner

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Because ER nurses need to think fast and act fast . . . Sigue leyendo →

Walking in Madeira: 60 routes on Madeira and Porto Santo


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Paddy Dillon

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A walking guide to Madeira and Porto Santo, volcanic islands which bask in sunny solitude in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Sigue leyendo →

Escape from Five Shadows


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Elmore Leonard

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No one breaks out of the brutal convict labor camp at Five Shadows—but Corey Bowen is ready to die trying. Sigue leyendo →

Bloodborn


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Kathryn Fox

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Two sisters were attacked in their own home. Sigue leyendo →

Law for Hire: Saving Masterson


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Bill Brooks

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A Bad Place to Die

When Wyatt Earp and his brothers left Dodge City, they left the job of keeping the peace to young Bat Masterson. Sigue leyendo →

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