Books About Sickness and Plague

Books for life in the time of Covid? Maybe. Novels and non-fictiion for the diseased world.

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062862976
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Published: Harper Wave - April 21st, 2020

Award-winning Boston University educator and researcher Muhammad H. Zaman provides a chilling look at the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, explaining how we got here and what we must do to address this growing global health crisis.

In September 2016, a woman in Nevada became the first known case in the U.S.


The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143036494
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2005

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes.com

"Monumental... an authoritative and disturbing morality tale."—Chicago Tribune 


A Journal of the Plague Year Cover Image
By Daniel Defoe, Cynthia Wall (Introduction by), Cynthia Wall (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780140437850
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 26th, 2003

“The surprise ‘must-read’ for people facing the Covid-19 epidemic.” —The Telegraph


Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

"A love story of astonishing power." - Newsweek 

The International Bestseller and modern literary classic by Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez


The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

“Its relevance lashes you across the face.” —Stephen Metcalf, The Los Angeles Times • “A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair.” —Roger Lowenstein, The Washington Post 


Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393346619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 9th, 2013

"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, New York Times


The Stand Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307947307
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Published: Anchor - August 7th, 2012

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published.

Soon to be a television series
 


Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist