Margaret Atwood is encouraging the pleasure of books in a time of crisis.

With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is keeping people indoors under self-isolation, the Handmaid’s Tale author decided to go on Twitter and offer up some book recommendations.

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In the world of poetry, Atwood recommended Carolyn Forche’s In the Lateness of the World.


For people looking to brush up on plagues, Atwood offered up Albert Camus’ The Plague, as well as Ingmar Bergman’s classic film “The Seventh Seal”.

Atwood also recommended some more comforting sorties, including Edith Wharton’s classic The Age of Innocence.

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Engaging with her followers, Atwood suggested a whole slew of other novels, ranging from murder mysteries, to canonical classics.

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