Fiction/Nonfiction Pairings

Pairing fiction with nonfiction is popular (here’s an extensive list), but I’d like to tackle it for myself. To be as clear as possible, I haven’t read all of these books – the list is full of suggestions for myself. May edit stuff in later.

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson and An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy – An obvious pairing and one I’ve seen on most of these lists.

Sticking with the historical + medical theme: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson and Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 by Elizabeth A. Fen

And still, because it is a favorite theme of mine: The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman and The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic  — and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

That’s it from me for now – do you have any suggestions?


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