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The Resource Fever, Mary Beth Keane

Fever, Mary Beth Keane

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Fever
Title
Fever
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Mary Beth Keane
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Language
eng
Summary
A story inspired by the life of Mary Mallon, the woman known as Typhoid Mary, traces the efforts of a headstrong Irish immigrant whose tenacity and talent for cooking gains her entry into upper-class kitchens until the discovery of her status as a disease carrier forces her into an isolation that she eventually defies with horrific results
Summary
In 1883, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon arrives in New York to pursue her dream of becoming a cook. Success seems within reach when she's hired by a wealthy Manhattan family, but quickly recedes when her employers fall violently ill. She flees, but the pattern repeats itself and the death toll rises until the New York Department of Health catches up to her. As an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi, the strain of bacteria responsible for typhoid fever, Mary appears healthy but is capable of infecting others. Dubbed "Typhoid Mary," the city's notorious patient zero is placed under quarantine and spends the rest of her life alternately campaigning for her freedom and, despite the danger to all involved, attempting to return to the work she loves. - Description by Gillian Speace
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Audio
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10293472
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Keane, Mary Beth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Typhoid Mary
  • Typhoid fever
  • Murder
  • Biographical fiction
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Fever, Mary Beth Keane
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Publication
Control code
000050494436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781471112973
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Fever, Mary Beth Keane
Publication
Control code
000050494436
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781471112973
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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