by Lorri (Pompton Lakes): This book! Alam has managed to write a perfect COVID-era book that is not about COVID, but the desire to keep what we love safe in times of terrible uncertainty and coming away with no good answers. Harrowing is the word I keep coming back to. Couldn’t put it down. Recommended for fans of St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven. Forget DeLillo’s upcoming novel, this is the book you want to read.