Books about outbreaks, disasters, and pandemics are having their best sales ever. There’s something reassuring for some of us about reading fictionalized or historical accounts of real pandemics in the midst of a real one, engaging in a vicarious confronting and overcoming of our anxieties. The Facing Our Fears Book Club will tackle books about historical or imagined outbreaks and pandemics.
The club will meet weekly to discuss, Friday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
Our first read is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and we will discuss it April 10th at 11:00 a.m.
Our second read is The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, and we will discuss it April 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Our third read is The American Plague by Molly Caldwell Crosby, and we will discuss it April 25th at 11:00 a.m