Fiction for Surviving the Pandemic

There are two types of readers in this new world defined by COVID19: those who are hungrily devouring books about pandemics, real or imagined, for some escapism from our reality and assurance that we can get through it. The second group of people would rather read, well, literally anything else. If you're in the first group, you'll find your fix in this list of fiction ranging in genre from historical plagues to apocalyptic pandemics and epidemics in futuristic worlds. Those in the second group will surely find something in our other Handpicked Collections!

Afterland By Lauren Beukes Cover Image
$28.00
Not available
ISBN: 9780316267830
Published: Mulholland Books - July 28th, 2020

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Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

Survivor Song: A Novel By Paul Tremblay Cover Image
$30.79
ISBN: 9780062679161
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: William Morrow - July 7th, 2020

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Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Severance: A Novel By Ling Ma Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Hollow Kingdom By Kira Jane Buxton Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

The Companions By Katie M. Flynn Cover Image
$29.70
Not available
ISBN: 9781982122157
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 3rd, 2020

The Old Drift: A Novel By Namwali Serpell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101907153
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Hogarth - May 5th, 2020

Zone One By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455178
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War By Max Brooks Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307346612
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Del Rey - October 16th, 2007

The Years of Rice and Salt: A Novel By Kim Stanley Robinson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553580075
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Spectra - June 3rd, 2003

The End of October: A novel By Lawrence Wright Cover Image
$27.95
Not available
ISBN: 9780525658658
Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

A Beginning at the End By Mike Chen Cover Image
$29.69
ISBN: 9780778309345
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Mira Books - January 14th, 2020

The Girl With All the Gifts By M. R. Carey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316334754
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Orbit - April 28th, 2015

Blindness By José Saramago Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780156007757
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: HarperVia - October 4th, 1999

Fever By Deon Meyer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128614
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Grove Press - October 16th, 2018

I Am Legend By Richard Matheson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765357151
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Tor Books - October 30th, 2007

Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) By Gabriel García Márquez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389732
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385721677
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

The Girl in Red By Christina Henry Cover Image
$17.00
Not available
ISBN: 9780451492289
Published: Berkley - June 18th, 2019

The Tiger Flu By Larissa Lai Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551527314
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 23rd, 2018

Year of Wonders: A Novel By Geraldine Brooks Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142001431
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2002

The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel By Ursula  K. Le Guin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416556961
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Scribner - April 15th, 2008

Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

The Plague (Vintage International) By Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert (Translated by) Cover Image
By Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) By Justin Cronin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345504975
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2011

Dispersion By Greg Egan Cover Image
$44.00
ISBN: 9781596069893
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Published: Subterranean Press - August 31st, 2020

The Andromeda Strain By Michael Crichton Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101974490
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

Cold Storage: A Novel By David Koepp Cover Image
$30.79
Not available
ISBN: 9780062916433
Published: Harper - September 3rd, 2019

The Stand By Stephen King Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307743688
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - June 28th, 2011

The Andromeda Evolution By Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9780062473271
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper - November 12th, 2019

The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) By Peter Heller Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307950475
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

They Came Like Swallows (Vintage International) By William Maxwell Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780679772576
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - March 25th, 1997