Books to read during Covid-19

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I Hope We Choose Love

Kai Cheng Thom

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would...

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Exit West

Mohsin Hamid


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The Summer Book

Tove Jansson

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story...

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Territory of Light

Yuko Tsushima

From one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers, a haunting, dazzling novel of loss and rebirth“Yuko Tsushima is one of the most important...

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Making Comics

Lynda Barry

The idiosyncratic curriculum from the Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity will teach you how to draw and write your story Hello students, meet Professor Skeletor....

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The Emissary

Yoko Tawada

Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk:...

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Familiar Face

Michael DeForge

The bodies of citizens and the infrastructure surrounding them is constantly updating. People can?t recognize themselves in old pictures, and they wake up in...

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Trick Mirror

Jia Tolentino

A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity—for readers who’ve...

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The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZEINTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERMargaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the...

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Jillian Tamaki

The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal...

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Becoming Horses

Disa Wallander

Sometimes I dream about myself and in my dream I'm someone else But also, I am me becoming the horse that I want to...

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The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa

A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.On an unnamed island off...

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Killing And Dying

Adrian Tomine

After enjoying over six months on the New York Times Bestseller list and receiving a rave review from the same institution, acclaimed cartoonist...

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Jenny Offill

From the author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation--one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year--a...

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Dominoes at the Crossroads

Kaie Kellough

In Dominoes at the Crossroads Kaie Kellough maps an alternate nation--one populated by Caribbean Canadians who hopscotch across the country. The characters navigate race,...

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The Crying Book

Heather Christle

NATIONAL BESTSELLER"A poignant and piercing examination of the phenomenon of tears—exhaustive, yes, but also open-ended. . . A deeply felt, and genuinely touching, book."...

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The Mushroom at the End of the World

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to...

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How to Love

Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and...

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Garth Greenwell

In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut,What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and desireSofia, Bulgaria, a...

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The River at Night

Kevin Huizenga

A man has trouble falling asleep and reflects on his life, marriage, and time itself In The River at Night, Kevin Huizenga delves deep...

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NDN Coping Mechanisms

Billy-Ray Belcourt

In the follow-up to his Griffin Poetry Prize–winning collection, This Wound is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt aims more of an anthropological eye at the...

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Learning to Die

Robert Bringhurst, Jan Zwicky

"Truth-filled meditations about grace in the face of mortality." @MargaretAtwood In this powerful little book, two leading intellectuals illuminate the truth about where our...

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