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message 1: by Daniel (new)

Daniel | 4 comments Does the plague referred to here have to be a real, historical plague (e.g. the Black Plague) or can it be a fictional plague?


message 2: by Linda (new)

Linda | 2751 comments Mod
Either, Daniel. You decide.

Might I recommend Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks Year of Wonders


message 3: by Daniel (new)

Daniel | 4 comments That's good...thanks for the recommendation! I read the Scarlet Plague by Jack London as it could have gone in a number of other categories on my card...


message 4: by Ann (new)

Ann (annmazz) | 13 comments LOVED year of wonders! I would think The Stand by Steven King could count also!


message 5: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 2 comments Some other possibilities:
*Station Eleven, which is set in the aftermath of a plague
*Boccaccio's Decameron
*Camus, The Plague
*P.D. James, The Children of Men
*Michael Grant's Gone series contains a book called (and about) Plague; I think it's the fourth or fifth book in the series, though, so probably not ideal as a stand-alone
*Also in YA, Laurie Halse Anderson's Fever


message 6: by Ann (new)

Ann (annmazz) | 13 comments Good recommendations!


message 7: by Michele (new)

Michele Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.


message 8: by Searight (new)

Searight | 1 comments I read Joe Hill's The Fireman. I really liked it.


message 9: by SibylM (new)

SibylM (sibyldiane) | 12 comments Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel #1) by Connie Willis , Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks , and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel are all among my very favorites!


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