How do we persevere in the face of disaster? In Weike Wang’s Joan is Okay, a young ICU doctor faces sudden upheaval in her family just as the coronavirus pandemic throws the world into disarray. A man searches for his missing friend and answers during counter-revolutionary bombings in ’90s Havana in Ernesto Mestre-Reed’s Sacrificio. And in Joe Meno’s Book of Extraordinary Tragedies, a former classical music prodigy looks for hope amid the absurdity of his disaster-prone family’s problems. Join these three novelists along for a discussion about characters navigating worlds that seem to have come crashing down around them. Moderated by MJ Franklin, New York Times Book Review.