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Fever: A Novel



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Author
Keane, Mary Beth
Descriptors
Biographical Fiction
Cooking
Death and Dying
Female Protagonists
Health Care Industry
Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction-American
History
Hospitals
Illness
Immigrants
Imprisonment
Working Class
Location/Setting:
New York (City)
Time Period:
1900s
1910s
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Summary
As the 20th century begins, Mary Mallon immigrates from Ireland to New York and works her way up from laundress to a much sought-after household cook. Her world is turned upside down when she is arrested and imprisoned in a quarantine hospital on North Brother island for being an asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid, earning the now-famous nickname, "Typhoid Mary".
Critique
This riveting historical novel brings early 20th-century New York to life and sheds light on the problems of sanitation and public health in our nation's history. This fictional biography of "Typhoid Mary" is a sympathetic one. Fascinating reading.
ISBN
9781451693416
  iBistro
# of Pages
306
Published
2013
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