Staff Reading Picks
Ghost Map: the Story of London's Deadliest Epidemic-- and How It Changed the Way We Think About...
by Steven Johnson
A chronicle of Victorian London's worst cholera outbreak traces the day-by-day efforts of Dr. John Snow, who put his own life on the line in his efforts to prove his previously dismissed contagion theory about how the epidemic was spreading.
Last Town on Earth: a Novel
by Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1400065208 Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a mill town called Commonwealth votes to quarantine itself in the wake of the 1918 flu pandemic, but a violent confrontation with a tired, hungry, and cold soldier will have devastating repercussions for the entire town.