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Fever by Mary Beth Keane
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Apr 05, 13

Read from March 31 to April 05, 2013

Well written, Mary's life was definitely well researched but I think I expected a wider view from this novel. It really does mainly center on just Mary's life and not on the medical research or overall typhoid picture in any detail. In our present day, she probably would have not been arrested and treated as she did and I did feel sorry for her in places. She had such a hard time grasping that she could ever be a carrier without being sick herself. She was not a very likable figure and unfortunately the book chronicles, way too long, in my opinion, her misfortune, her belaboring what was done to her. So it is hard to find a balance, between decrying the injustice done to her and the pity one feels with all the families that were decimated due to the fever, with the rather imperious unlikable character she presented. So while this was okay, I was expecting a little more.
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