Nov 26, 08
Read in October, 2008
Anderson's _Fever_ is a painfully researched novelization of a young girl's experience in Philadelphia's 1793 yellow fever epidemic. The epidemic, which claimed the lives of perhaps a fifth of America's then capital, is barely remembered today, but surely must have seemed like a 9/11 magnitude catastrophe at the time.
Anderson's writing is convincing and flows effectively. I look forward to reading more of Anderson's American historical fiction.