Books keep us sane during any season, but particularly so when we are isolated from extended family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Here is what we in the library have been reading during Washington's stay at home order.

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Pandemic Lit

Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel
Wonderfully written story about what is essential, what is "civilized," after civilization falls apart in the aftermath of a flu pandemic.
The Passage
Justin Cronin
Catastrophe, endurance, the strength of human connections, who we are when civilization is stripped away: good pandemic lit is more about people than about the pandemic. This book captures all of that in the guise of a really good story.