Books about plagues & pandemics

 Read reviewThe Animals in That Country

The Animals in That Country

Laura Jean McKay

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.

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Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

One snowy night in Toronto famous actor Arthur Leander dies on stage whilst performing the role of a lifetime. That same evening a deadly virus touches down in North America. The world will never be the same again.

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Severance

Severance

Ling Ma

Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.

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The Plague

The Plague

Albert Camus

Presents a book translated by Stuart Gilbert.

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 Read reviewThe Road to Winter

The Road to Winter

Mark Smith

Mark Smith's The Road to Winter tells a thrilling, primal, twenty-first century story of courage and survival in the Australian wilderness.

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Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'March' and 'People of the Book'. A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire...

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 Read reviewThe Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

An epic of biblical proportions, The Year of the Flood is a feast of imagination and a journey to the end of the world.

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Influenza

Influenza

Jeremy Brown

Dr Jeremy Brown, America's highest medical authority on emergency care research, offers Australians some enlightening, entertaining and unnerving advice on the flu.

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A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year

Daniel Defoe, Christopher Bristow, Anthony Burgess

This work follows Daniel Defoe's fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the plague through the streets of London. Here we see a city transformed - some of its streets suspiciously empty and some...

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 Read reviewThe Great Believers

The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai

The Carnegie Medal-winning novel of hope and heartbreak amidst the AIDs crisis, for fans of A Little Life and The Lacuna.

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The Road

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who...

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.

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Virusphere

Virusphere

Frank Ryan

A fascinating and long overdue examination of viruses - from what they are and what they do, to the vital role they have played in human history.      

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The End of October

The End of October

Lawrence Wright

In this riveting medical thriller - from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author - Dr. Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the...

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