Posted on May 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The pandemic may be nearing its end, but we’re only just beginning the associated book rush.

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult recently announced that she plans to release a novel set in the COVID era in late November. 

Wish You Were Here is the story of Diana, a young woman whose surgical-resident boyfriend urges her to still take the tropical vacation they’d planned, even though he must stay behind to work — only to find herself trapped when COVID shuts down the island’s borders.

You can read more about Wish You Were Here on Picoult's website as well as watch her announcement video.

If you’re looking for nonfiction about COVID and/or books that are already out, there’s also Bubbleball: Inside the NBA’s Fight to Save a Season, by Ben Golliver.

Literary Hub shares an excerpt from Bubbleball that focuses on Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert, who became first notorious for jokingly touching the phones and recorders of journalists — then for becoming the first NBA player officially diagnosed with COVID.

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