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How to get through this cataclysm even halfway calm: enter a slower world.

These days people are reading for solace. They are reading for escape. People are reading about other pandemics, real or imagined, as a way to put this one in perspective.


IN a recent Facebook post, Tiffany Lauderdale Phillips described taking a call at her bookstore in Franklin, Indiana: "Wild Geese Bookshop, this is Tiffany." "Hi, Tiffany. This is Amy Ephron," a voice replied.

Ms Ephron is the youngest of a brilliant family of writers,...

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