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Add Any One of These Books to Your New Quarantine Collection

It seems like every industry the world over has taken a beating from coronavirus pandemic. With one of these industries being books & book publishers. While book publishers and their work’s creators may be challenged during this very unprecedented times, there’s never been a better time to buy books. Not only will they satisfy your need for entertainment, but they will also help to support authors, publishers, and other creatives within the industry. Start with the books by these 3 women authors below:

The Jetsetters, by Amanda Eyre Ward

In Amanda Erye Ward’s The Jetsetters, everyone is, to put it mildly, a colossal wreck. Lucky for us, they each—all three Perkins children, plus their widowed matriarch Charlotte—also get a say. Told in chapters with alternating POVs, Eyre Ward’s genuine, hilarious writing rotates between each character’s perspective over the course of a week-long European cruise, producing a story of deep-seated familial discord and desire that falls apart as spectacularly as it wills itself back together.

A Long Petal of the Sea, by Isabel Allende

From a titan of literature comes a new novel that opens in 1930s Spain, where two refugees, including a pregnant widow named Roser, make a harrowing pilgrimage over mountains and oceans to escape the civil war. Bound to her deceased lover’s brother in a marriage of convenience, she settles in the author’s native Chile. The protagonist builds a new home while considering her home that she left behind. In this transporting novel, Isabel Allende is as transcendent and life-affirming as ever, locating joy in the refugee experience and light in the darkness.

Lurking, by Joanne McNeil

Not a fan of fiction? Well, this non-fiction book by Joanne McNeil charts roving personal histories of the Internet, tracing the path from forums and Friendster to today’s caustic cesspool. Lurking is far-reaching and ferociously smart, told from the hearts and minds of users— rather than the profit and loss statements of tech conglomerates. In centering her research on the user experience, McNeil weaves a people’s history of the Internet, making for a humane, big-hearted narrative of how the Internet has changed—and how it changed us.

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