Vermont Humanities

Pandemics, Surreal and the Real

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Reading and Discussion

The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for all of us, as we grieve, struggle with separation, and combat the loneliness we collectively feel. This series created by the Quechee Library confronts this difficult time by looking at it through fiction. The series is comprised of two novellas and a collection of 23 short stories.

Books in this Series

  • Lily Brooks-Dalton, Good Morning, Midnight
  • Katherine Anne Porter, Pale Horse, Pale Rider
  • July 12, 2020 edition of New York Times Magazine, containing 23 stories by contemporary authors

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Vermont Humanities*** March 8, 2021