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Fever: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
A fictionalized account of the life of Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant who moved to New York at the turn of the century and became a successful cook, until the Department of Health noticed the trail of disease she left behind.
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My review of Fever by Mary Beth Keane is up on my blog. I loved it so much! I realize now that I am a fan of all historical fiction novels.
#bookreview #bookblogger #booklover #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #reader #readingaddict #ashsscript #books

Librarybelle I really liked this book! 3w
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Cinfhen
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#MOvember I know it‘s not a super original choice, but I LOVED this book by Mary Beth Keane. It‘s the story of Typhoid Mary and the outbreak of typhoid #Fever. If you love historical fiction and books set in turn of the century NYC this book was fantastic.

Cathythoughts Sounds good ( I think 🤢🙃) I thought I‘d never heard of the author .. but I did read Ask Again Yes ... Litsy 🥰📚 (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Very different from AskAgain Yes but so good @Cathythoughts 3mo
Librarybelle I loved this one too! 3mo
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Crazeedi Sounds like a good book, one I'd enjoy for sure, thanks for rec! 3mo
Cinfhen I really think you‘d enjoy this book @Crazeedi 3mo
AnansiGirl Strange case of a person‘s reputation precedes them. I heard of the nickname Typhoid Mary long before I learned of her life. 3mo
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Amiable
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Whatcha reading, buddy? A book about typhoid fever? I hate to break the news, but it might be too late for you.

Chrissyreadit 😆. 4mo
julesG 😀 4mo
ljuliel Cute picture ☠️ 4mo
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Amiable @Chrissyreadit @julesG @ljuliel I brought him to work today to decorate our office for Halloween. The train conductor didn‘t even blink! 😀 4mo
julesG Did you have to buy a ticket for him? And what's the thing sticking out of his collar/shoulder bones? 4mo
Amiable @julesG I jokingly asked the conductor how much for the skeleton, and he said “For him, it's half-priced.“ 😂 And the thing on his shoulder is a sales tag -- his limbs were tied up so they wouldn't flop around, and I didn't want to cut the tag to release them until I made it to work. 😃 (edited) 4mo
julesG 😁😁 Ah, now I see the limbs. 4mo
LeahBergen Love it!! 😆😆 4mo
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Reagan
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We made it! Some other campers said we made the right call last night, which is good but cut my reading time since we listen to Small Town Murder in the car. Now bring me a beer and nobody talk to me 😂 I have 4 other books and only about 24 hours.

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Reagan
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We aborted our camping trip tonight due to crazy storm warnings and tornado watches, we‘ll leave in the morning. I still finished my car book but MacGruber was aggressively protecting Fever. Does she approve of my choice or is she trying to steer me to a different book?

BookishMarginalia She‘s adorable! #CatsofLitsy 7mo
Reagan @BookishMarginalia thank you! She has a lot of moxie 😂 7mo
MrBook 😳😱😻😻😻😻😻!!! 7mo
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Reggie That‘s a lot of attitude right there, lol. 7mo
Reagan @MrBook @Lady_Tigana_20 thank you! @Reggie she has more attitude than my other 3 cats combined. 7mo
brit91 Look at that face!!😻😻 7mo
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Joreads
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If you have a problem with germs do not read this book. I‘ve been washing my hands non stop since reading it. The story of Typhoid Mary that you don‘t know. Happy reading and the hand sanitizer is in the desk.

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Mdargusch
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Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) left a trail of disease as she moved from household to household working as a private chef.
#anotheronebitesthedust #anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola Loved this one! 10mo
Cinfhen I LOVED this book!!! 10mo
BarbaraBB Sounds good! 10mo
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Mdargusch I never realized there was a real “typhoid Mary” until I read this @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @barbarabb 😷 10mo
emilyhaldi This has been on my list foreverrrrrrr 10mo
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Jilly6183
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A fictionalized account of Mary Mallon, aka "Typhoid Mary." Keane paints a vivid and accurate picture of early 1900s New York, and portrays Mary as a strong and tenacious woman. I loved Mary and sympathized with her plight given the time period, even as I hated her choices through my 21st century lens. This book was fascinating, not to mention incredibly well researched and beautifully written.

suvata Sounds good 12mo
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This extraordinary work of historical fiction imagines the life of Mary Mallon, known to the world as Typhoid Mary. An Irish immigrant and a cook to wealthy families, Mary was identified as a "healthy carrier" of typhoid, symptom-free but sometimes capable of infecting others. In the interest of public safety, she was held on North Brother island for years, a prisoner convinced of her own innocence.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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A fictional look at the true story of Typhoid Mary, a seemingly healthy woman who infected others with typhoid via her cooking.

I had to keep reminding myself that the ordinary person didn‘t know how disease was spread in the early 1900s as I couldn‘t believe that (this fictional Mary anyway) continued to put others at risk. She was harshly treated though compared to others in the same situation. 4 🌟

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Mitch
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Mary Mallon - better know as Typhoid Mary, was she victim or villain? I definitely found myself switching back and forth as this fictionalised account of her life unfolded. Keane blends fact & fiction to create the story of Mary - not the sensationalised court reports, or contemporary newspaper coverage, or indeed the medical journals and scientific write ups that focused on her status as a 'germ carrier' - but the story from Mary's point of view.

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Mitch
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Today‘s #bookmail.

Early twentieth century Manhattan through the eyes of Irish born chef, Mary Mallon who seems to leave death in her wake.

squirrelbrain Ooh looks good! You know how much I love NYC books! ❤️❤️ 1y
Mitch @squirrelbrain I thought of you! 1y
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Sharpeipup
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Thankfully it‘s not feverish out - just a cloudless day!
#historicalfiction #friendrecommended

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MallenNC
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I'd heard of Typhoid Mary but didn't know much about the real woman who was a carrier of typhus & spread germs despite having no symptoms. It made me have sympathy for her, during a time when germs weren't well understood and working class women lacked many options, while also having sympathy for those charged with protecting public health. This book makes me want to read some nonfiction about this case. This is another #FreakyFriday pick.

Librarybelle I was amazed by her story when I read this. I knew about her, but hadn‘t really read much. I too wanted to read more nonfiction about her! 2y
MallenNC @Librarybelle I had only heard about her in a scary way, as this woman who willfully infected people, basically. The truth was more complicated and this book made me aware of that, even though it's fiction. Another good pick! 2y
Reviewsbylola Love this book! 2y
Mdargusch I read this and immediately read a nonfiction about her! 2y
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Mdargusch
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Two books come to mind when I think of #newyork - The Alienist and Fever. This book is a fictionalized account of a woman dubbed Typhoid Mary who was an Irish immigrant that worked as a cook for wealthy New York families. She left a trail of disease and death behind her as she moved from one family to the next. It‘s a fascinating look at the New York health system at the turn of the century. #aprella

Chrissyreadit Have you read The Gods Of Gotham by Lindsey Faye? So good- the audio is excellent. I love NY books. Also Rosina Lippi‘s last book is early New York City “The Gilded Hour” 2y
emilyhaldi Definitely want to read this one 🔥 2y
Tamra I always think of Edith Wharton. 💜 2y
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Librariana I have a shelf dedicated to NY books in my Goodreads 😄 Fever sounds very interesting! 2y
Cinfhen I loved this book!!! Still need to read 2y
Cinfhen Your book sounds really good to @Chrissyreadit 2y
Librarybelle I thought Fever was so good! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Librariana what is your goodreads name? 2y
Mdargusch Thanks for the suggestions @Chrissyreadit 👍🏼 2y
Kalalalatja Your shelves make me want to browse so bad 😍😍 2y
Mdargusch Thanks! @Kalalalatja - this shelf is where I try to keep nonfiction books. 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved this. 2y
jillrhudy The Gods of Gotham is first of a great trilogy. I wish I could link more than one book... 2y
jillrhudy Also a spectacular old New York book 2y
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niha923
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Got the parcel today!
IM SO HAPPY!!! thx sm @Mdargusch for these books, bookmark and cute sticky notes ❤❤❤❤❤

Mdargusch Yay! That was fast. I‘m so glad it didn‘t get stuck in customs! 2y
niha923 @Mdargusch Thx a lot ❤❤❤ yep that was fast 2y
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niha923
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GUYS LOOK WHAT I WON RNNNN IM SHAKINGGGGG
I only joined Litsy yesterday and I won this today. Can't express how happy I am

Thanks a bunch to @Mdargusch for hosting this awesome giveaway and choosing me for this set ❤

ElishaLovesBooks #Litsy is the best!!!😊 Congratulations!🎉 2y
niha923 @ElishaLovesBooks It truly is! Thank you so much ❤❤❤ 2y
wallacereads Lucky ! 2y
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DebinHawaii Congratulations! Both of these look great! 📚👍 2y
niha923 @Mdargusch did you get my mail? 2y
Mdargusch No @niha923 ! When did you send it? 2y
niha923 @Mdargusch I sent it yesterday again. Can you check if you have got it now? 2y
niha923 @Mdargusch my email is nitratech15@gmail.com 2y
niha923 @Mdargusch can you check your junk/spam folrder 2y
niha923 folder* 2y
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Mdargusch
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I had some company while finishing up this book today. I never felt sympathy for Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary nor for her loser boyfriend Alfred. Mary went through the city spreading Typhoid and leaving bodies in her wake because she was headstrong and stubborn. The city finally isolated her for good after she infected even more people. It's a very interesting look at sanitation practices before people knew to wash their hands to prevent illness

Indexasaurus This sounds interesting! Anthony Bourdain wrote a nonfiction about her, she refused to believe she was a carrier. Crazy stuff! 2y
Mdargusch Thanks for letting me know. I'm going to check the non fiction version out. @Indexasaurus 2y
Reviewsbylola I definitely need to read this. And I need to read what Bourdain wrote! @Indexasaurus 2y
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Indexasaurus @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola It's called Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical. 2y
Reviewsbylola I realized after I commented that I've read it. I either forgot or didn't realize that is was written by Bourdain. 😂😂 @Indexasaurus 2y
Mdargusch Crazy that Bourdain wrote about her @Reviewsbylola and @Indexasaurus but I suppose it was because it was a good related story? 2y
Indexasaurus @Mdargusch Yep, since she was a cook that's how he got interested. The importance of hand washing for food handlers! 🤢 2y
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Mdargusch
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My #currentread is Fever - the historical fiction about Mary Mallon who was believed to be the carrier of typhoid. She earned the name Typhoid Mary and was quarantined for years of her life. I'm still on the side of the government here, and wondering if I will ever feel like Mary was treated unfairly? #SlowBurn #SeptemBowie

emilyhaldi Oooohh sounds awesome!! I already have this book tagged- I wonder from where? 2y
Reviewsbylola Maybe me? I really liked this book. @emilyhaldi I may need to reread it. Typhoid Mary fascinates me. I can't remember as much as I'd like, but I always wonder if maybe she really just had nowhere else to go. Hand washing wasn't as much of a thing back then, and if you're a servant it's not like you have many places to go, so I feel like there could be a lot of contributing factors as to why she stayed. 2y
Mdargusch I think she's pretty bitchy so far and doesn't want to be told what to do. @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Mdargusch I saw it from @reviewsbylola. It sounded so good to me @emilyhaldi that I ordered the book twice! 😳so I have an extra copy. 😁 2y
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch woohoo!! It's my lucky day 🎉 2y
Cinfhen I LOVED this one!!! It was sooo good, I felt for Mary. I enjoyed this one too... 2y
Mdargusch Ooooh. Thanks for recommending @Cinfhen I love " if you liked this, then you will like this"! 2y
Cinfhen Ha! 2y
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Mdargusch
Fever: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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My #red books from my TBR bookshelf. #Thirtydaysofreadathon

Reviewsbylola ❤️💯🎒👠🦑🥀🍎🌶🥊🚗 2y
emilyhaldi ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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I remember hearing the nickname Typhoid Mary and thinking this was a woman who intentionally infected others. But really, Mary Mallon was a woman trying to make her own way in the world, who may have inadvertently made others sick. This novelization of her life sounds mighty interesting.

#toxic #augustgrrrl @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Thought of this book too! One of my favorite historical fiction reads ❤️❤️❤️perfect for today 🥇 2y
Jerdencon This was such an interesting story! 2y
Mdargusch Sounds very interesting. Stacked. 👍🏼 2y
Reviewsbylola This was a great read. You'll like it. @Mdargusch 2y
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I loved learning about Mary Mallon, or Typhoid Mary as she's known in history books. This story was a little bland and rambling but the content was emotionally engaging and brought you to the heart of NYC at the turn of the twentieth century. An engaging read, I would recommend. I'm still on the lookout for a stronger book about Typhoid Mary if anyone knows of one!!

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Librarybelle
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Typhoid Mary, from her perspective. I loved this fiction account - Keane researches newspaper accounts, court testimonies and other sources to bring out Mary's voice. She allows Mary to have a voice, something Mary really didn't have in reality. Yes, this is based on a true story. You'll have sympathy for her, and you'll be angered by her thoughts and actions. But, you have to keep reading; each new page adds a new story element. #35bookparty

Cinfhen I really LOVED this one!!! So interesting ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Quippe
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Mary Beth Keane's historical novel does a fascinating job of imagining the experience of Typhoid Mary, humanising her as a woman demonised in part for her perceived lack of morals and refusal to kowtow to those in authority but also her obstinacy in the face of reason and the lingering guilt she feels about it.

Caitriona I always wonder what the authorities who banned her from her work expected her to do for a living. IIRC she wasn't exactly trained for much else, so how was she supposed to survive?! 3y
Quippe They got her a job as a laundry worker but the pay wasn't as good and there was less respectability to it. I read up on her and apparently she refused to conform to hygiene standards (not washing her hands) which added to the danger but the book does point out that men who were carriers weren't quarantined (mainly because they had families and could find other work) 3y
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quirkyreader
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This was a fast read and ok piece of historical fiction. And it it has Ben on my #mounttbr for the longest time. I am now working my way up Mount K.

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TheDoubleLetterThief
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Next read is based on the true story of Typhoid Mary.

quirkyreader This is what I'm reading next. 3y
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#reallifepeople #unforgettablewomen #twofer I loved Mary Mallon, an Irish cook in turn-of-the-century New York, accused of spreading thypoid through her cooking "She tried to make sense of what they told her about invisible microbes that floated in the air, that traveled up the nose & into the mouth. So many years later, it still sounded like a fairy tale meant for children, a little world too small for the human eye" #booktober #octphotochallenge

LeahBergen She's so interesting (but I wouldn't be popping by her house for lunch 😛)! 3y
quirkyreader This one is close to the top of my TBR pile. 3y
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CrazyBookLady
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Trying to get my TBR bookcase organized. Yes, I have an entire bookcase dedicated to TBR's. It's a little embarrassing and drives my husband nuts. I only have about 3 more boxes of books to add to it. I did make a major score at my library book sale...47 books for $11.75!! (I have read the Outlander books on the top shelf. Just needed somewhere to put them.). Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem!?

SeeJulieRead My TBR pile is also a bookcase. And, I have a minimum of 10 books checked out from the library at a time. So, you are not alone! 3y
ozma.of.oz My library's twice a year book sale is next month, and I will regularly come home with 30 to 40 books and no regrets or shame. 3y
readingnatalie Oh, library book sales are the best! There is no shame! 😊 One of my libraries is having one next month, too, and I cannot wait to see what I might find. 3y
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TheNextBook Don't feel bad. I have a bookshelf for my TBR too. It helps me stay organized and I knoe what I need to conquer. 3y
TheNextBook Know* 3y
Foragingfantasy I have TONS of tbr books. More than one bookshelf. If I ever have more read books than unread, I'll cry. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Nope, you are not alone there. Yours are just much better organized than mine! 3y
Eyelit I have two bookshelves for unread, the immediate and the overflow 😂 3y
Suet624 I have 3 libraries close by. I try not to get books at the library and, instead, read the books that I have at home. Alas, my stack of TBR books just get taller. 3y
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kaberryhill
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Novel of Typhoid Mary anyone? (I'm super excites about this one.)

Mcoun Ooh, sounds like something I'd like! I'll be interested to see what you think. 3y
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MichelleRoss
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Nearly done and it's great. Mary Mallon sounds like one fierce lady!

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KimB
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Interesting fictional biography of Typhoid Mary

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Jerdencon
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Up next...
Reading for my postal book club. Kinda intrigued. Love reading about my hometown in the early 1900's.

Victoria_C I read this for a class a few years ago and thought it was good. 4y
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