David Quammen can make the most complex scientific subjects perfectly understandable and fascinating. We’ve lived through the beginnings of Covid-19, but so much was going on behind the scenes. It’s astounding that vaccines were developed as quickly as they were, and we find out the backstory here. Quammen makes our last two years read like a thriller.
Breathless by David Quammen, (List Price: $29.99, Simon & Schuster, 9781982164362, October 2022)
Reviewed by Rosemary Pugliese, Malaprops in Asheville, North Carolina