The Plague Year

The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright is an expansive chronicle of the past year of the Covid-19 pandemic. While we hardly need a reminder of what we all lived through in 2020, Wright delves into the important questions about what went wrong and why. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he captures the scientific, political, economic, social, and cultural forces that are tangled up in the pandemic with journalistic detail and clarity. (Non-Fiction)