Join us to discuss our February virtual book club selection, Fever by Mary Beth Keane.
At first glance, the story of Mary Mallon seems like a model of the so-called American Dream. As an Irish immigrant at the turn of the 20th century, she worked her way up from the position of a domestic servant to working as a cook to several elite New York families. But the trail of disease she left in her wake led to the moniker by which she is famous: Typhoid Mary.
In this novel, author Mary Beth Keane sets out to tell the story of Mary Mallon — headstrong and independent — set against the vibrant landscape of early 20th-century New York.
Free and open to all, pre-registration is required.