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25 March 2020

SOS: Save Your Sanity with Our TV & Book Picks

With shelter in place orders across cities, time seems abundant. That may be a gift or a nightmare depending on your personal situation. For those who are looking for an escape into other places and eras, we’ve got a few offbeat ideas for watching and reading.

Binge-Worthy Series

"A French Village"

I am loving this. My husband, a WWII buff, has found heaven in this series. Wonderful character development. 7 seasons long!

Netflix A French Village

"Morocco: Love in Times of War"

Very charming series about nurses from very good families and friends of the queen who worked in the Rif war (1911-1927).

Netflix Morocco: Love in Times of War

"The Time in Between"

A period drama set in Madrid and Tangier that bridges sewing with the spy genre—an unusual mix for sure. I loved this main character, so tough and strong.

Netflix The Time in Between

Books

"The Dinner" by Herman Koch

It is a very uncomfortable read, very dark but I could not put it down.

The Dinner by Herman Koch

"All My Puny Sorrows" by Miriam Toews

How can a book about suicide be so funny?

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

"The Overstory" by Richard Powers

The winner of 2015’s Pulitzer Prize in Fiction fell on my radar only last year ... thanks to a booky, tree-loving friend. I can’t recommend it enough.

The Overstory by Richard Powers

What are you watching and reading now? Do share!