8 books to help distract you from the coronavirus crisis

We all need a break from reality. Many of us are understandably looking for an escape these days, amid the constant onslaught of coronavirus headlines and updates. A good book can help, as long as it isn’t about pandemics. Or a dystopian future. Or being stuck inside for weeks on end.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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