This was such an amazing book! I won a ARC through Goodreads and ended up finishing it within a few days of receiving it, because I just could not put it down. This is a quick-read and a beautiful work of historical fiction. It has something for everyone; suspense, romance, philosophy, drama. A very-well rounded and intriguing story. Lucier even includes a short blurb about Spanish Influenza at the end and how it connects to her own writing, which adds to her story. Having not known much about Spanish Influenza before reading this book, I found her writing very informative as well as creative. This is a great story which delves into human nature during times of struggle. Her contrasts between fear, compassion, empathy, and selfishness were absolutely stunning. This has definitely become one of my favorite books and I would recommend it to anyone. Truly amazing!