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    Before you start reading let’s see those hands Both sides please You call that clean? Are you kidding me? I’ve seen cleaner hands in mud wrestling Try using soap this time and I don’t want to see anything but skin under those fingernails Go ahead I’ll wait A very large foot tap tap taps Eyes rise to sc

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    Walking the fi

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    Everyone's heard of Typhoid Mary Her name has come down to us through the years and has become a catch phrase for anyone spreading disease She is treated very sympathetically and realistically in this fictionalized version of the woman Mary Mallon The author relies on her real life story and researched the typical life of a poor Irish woman in turn of the century America She was locked up not once but twice and for the rest of her life for

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    The start is superb Candace Thaxton does the narration of the audiobook Her tone perfectly expresses how Typhoid Mary views what is happening

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    35 stars I was intrigued and interested to learn after coming across Mary Beth Keane's fictional rendering in her novel Fever about whose unfortunate life coined the phrase later let slip so mindlessly from between the lips of ignorant kids Typhoid Mary As children we didn't understand The intimation was that it meant an impending catastrophe either in the force of one person or a group I think we may have muddled it with Typhoon which carr

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    Fever is a fascinating novel that mixes historical fact and a fictional narrative to tell the tale of 'Typhoid Mary' the woman held responsib

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    Was Mary Mallone Typhoid Mary a killer or a victim? I will admit that there were times throughout this novel that I found myself wanting to strangle her and at other times I wanted to be her advocate and friend I really admired her strong work ethic and fierce independence while uestioning her cleanliness in the kitchen double dip

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    Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at wasn't my intention to start in on New York history but it appears I'm on a little bit of a kick Between Ellen Horan's 31 Bond Street and now Mary Beth Keane's Fever I am getting uite the education The latter is of course the topic of this review and fair war

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    I knew that Typhoid Mary was a real person who'd unknowingly infected people with Typhoid Fever and that after she agreed not to continue working as a cook she did so anyway And that is ALL I knew Mary Beth Keane's book gives life to Mary Mallon's storyMary came to the US from Ireland and she was brave strong proud and de

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    “Typhoid Mary” has intrigued me ever since I learned about her so I was glad to discover this book Unfortunately the most deadly thing about it is the story Life isn’t always drama and suspense of course but a reader expects from a fictionalized biography Perhaps the story would have been better told as non

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Den Luego de eso un «ingeniero médico» muy resuelto notó ue ella dejaba un rastro de enfermedad dondeuiera ue cocinara y la identificó como una «portadora asintomática» de fiebre tifoidea Con esta teoría aparentemente ridícula hizo de Mallon una mujer perseguidaEl Departamento de Salud la envió a North Brother Island donde la mantuvieron aislada de 1907 a 1910 y luego fue liberada bajo la condición de ue nunca más trabajara como cocinera Sin embargo para Mary ue estaba orgullosa de su posición social. The start is superb Candace Thaxton does the narration of the audiobook Her tone perfectly expresses how Typhoid Mary views what is happening to her both the amazement and incredulity of that which she is accused of and horror as loved ones die Could she be the cause of others deaths when she is so healthy herself And now on completion I have to say that I enjoyed every minute spent listening I loved Mary s Irish brogue and the details of life in NYC at the turn of the century even the Titanic and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25 1911 are thrown in This is a book of historical fiction If all books of historical fiction were this good I would lap them up but unfortunately that fails to be the case To me people are intriguing What makes one person behave as they do and another completely differently Math is so simple follow the rules and you get the right answer but people they are a conundrum I want historical fiction to go inside the minds of the main characters so I understand what makes each one of them tick I want to see the world through their eyes knowing full well that some guesses are being made I want to understand their thoughts and emotions I want the author to convince me of what their thorough study of the known facts has led them to believe This is what I want from historical fiction Do you want the same If you want to understand what Typhoid Mary could have been thinking and what she could have been feeling read this book The author s conclusions could be wrong but I am convinced If you just want the known facts about Mary Mallon go to Wiki So why did I remove one star Well I am picky I wish the author had added an author s note clearly stating what fictitious elements she added to the known facts Was there really an Albert the love of her life I am very glad that he was written into the novel because their love relationship felt so real He must have existed I hope he existed for Mary Mallon Their relationship was complicated The book just would not have drawn my attention as much as it did had he not been there I need to know was Albert real

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Anterior y era una apasionada de la cocina las alternativas eran detestables Entonces desafió el edictoLa novela revive los comienzos del siglo XX en Nueva York los barrios los bares el parue forjado en el alto Manhattan el tráfico de botes las mansiones los talleres clandestinos y los rascacielos emergentes Fiebre es un relato ambicioso de una vida olvidada En la imaginación de Mary Beth Keane Mary Mallon se convierte en una heroína cautivante dramática desconcertante comprensiva intransigente e inolvidable. I knew that Typhoid Mary was a real person who d unknowingly infected people with Typhoid Fever and that after she agreed not to continue working as a cook she did so anyway And that is ALL I knew Mary Beth Keane s book gives life to Mary Mallon s storyMary came to the US from Ireland and she was brave strong proud and determined She was a talented cook and that was part of the problem As we now know Mary was an asymptomatic carrier of Typhoid She worked her way up the servant scale from a laundress to a cook and as she worked for families she left a trail of illness and death Mary was in denial about carrying Typhoid She had never to her recollection been sick with Typhoid and in fact was never sick at all she was gleaming with health her whole life She had special abilities as a cook and as anyone would she wanted to exercise her skills She got lots of praise and respect as a cook In addition a job as a cook paid THREE TIMES what a laundress job paid So it s impossible to blame Mary for wanting to continue on as a cookWhen the doctors decided that Mary was a carrier they literally kidnapped her and hospitalized her then locked her on an island normally used to isolate people who had diseases like leprosy Unsurprisingly this did not make her want to cooperate She didn t understand the science behind what they were saying and to be fair they had a lot of it wrong too For awhile they were convinced that she stored Typhoid in her gall bladder and they tried to force her to let them remove it She refused and later they admitted that theory was wrong So again it s difficult to blame Mary for not understanding or wanting to work with the doctors to resolve the issue And yet Mary was the euivalent of a loaded weapon She killed people albeit indirectly through ignorance and negligence So of course she couldn t be just let alone to continue infecting people and taking lives From the perspective of time when we understand the science better and we know the historical outcome it seems that they might have made progress by reasoning with Mary or perhaps even by simply paying her the the wages she would have made as a cook and not putting her in a position where she was tempted to break her parole in order to work in the kitchen for the money Although this book is historical fiction and obviously Mary s thoughts and conversations are guessed at the broad outlines of the facts that we know are accurate and I enjoyed it tremendously Bhishma an Enigma de la cocina las alternativas eran The Art of Loving detestables Entonces Jack Kerouac desafió el edictoLa novela revive los comienzos School Finance: A Policy Perspective del siglo XX en Nueva York los barrios los bares el parue forjado en el alto Manhattan el tráfico Reputation de botes las mansiones los talleres clandestinos y los rascacielos emergentes Fiebre es un relato ambicioso Alfablot de una vida olvidada En la imaginación Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) de Mary Beth Keane Mary Mallon se convierte en una heroína cautivante Heads of the Colored People dramática A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults desconcertante comprensiva intransigente e inolvidable. 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En vísperas del siglo XX Mary Mallon emigró de Irlanda a los uince años para abrirse paso en Nueva York Valiente obstinada y soñando con ser cocinera luchó por ascender desde el escalón más bajo de la escala de servicio doméstico Astuta y emprendedora se metió en la cocina y descubrió ue poseía el talento de un verdadero chef Buscada por la aristocracia de Nueva York y con una independencia poco frecuente para una mujer de la época parecía haber logrado la vida ue pretendía cuando llegó a Castle Gar. Before you start reading let s see those hands Both sides please You call that clean Are you kidding me I ve seen cleaner hands in mud wrestling Try using soap this time and I don t want to see anything but skin under those fingernails Go ahead I ll wait A very large foot tap tap taps Eyes rise to scan the ceiling A puff of exasperation is emittedwaiting Let s see Both sides All right I guess that will have to do Sit down Go ahead In the East River between ueens and the Bronx and within sight of the largest penal colony in the world Riker s Island lie two tiny islands South Brother and North Brother These siblings are currently owned by the New York City Parks Department and are preserved as a wildlife sanctuary North Brother now sports a handful of decaying buildings One must receive special permission to visit as there is very real concern about the possibility of visitors plunging through rotted out structures It was famous in its time as a bar less cage for one particular bird Mary Mallon widely known as Typhoid Mary Fever is Mary Beth Keane s novelization of the life of Ms Mallon or at least the part of it that gained some notoriety in early 20th century New York City Although Mary did not suffer from typhoid fever herself at some unknown point early in her life her body began producing the Salmonella typhi bacterium responsible for the disease and she would have that dark passenger for the rest of her life It is likely a virtual certainty in fact that she was exposed to the disease at some point even though she reported never having had it She was the first person identified as an asymptomatic carrier In the hubbub surrounding Mary s detention legal challenges and impact on the health of those around her local newspapers slapped the name Typhoid Mary on her and it stuck These days it is applied to any who spread a disease without themselves suffering from it Keane opens with Mary being carted away by the Department of Health itself created in response to the waves of epidemics that followed the Civil War We look forward and behind from here Mary was an Irish immigrant arriving in the US at age 14 It would appear that she brought with her than just an eagerness to work and some skill as a cook Her first job was as a laundress but she found herself handling cooking duties when the usual cook became ill Over the years Mary acuired a reputation as a pretty good cook but it also happened that dozens of people for whom Mary prepared food became ill and some died She worked in many households and while not everyone with whom she came into contact became infected enough did for her to come to the attention of the fittingly named Doctor George Soper a sanitary engineer When a family for whom Mary had been working in Oyster Bay Long Island became ill en masse the owner of the property concerned about the impact of a health scare on his potential rental income brought in Soper as a consultant to get to the bottom of the infection He was not a medical doctor but of a public health specialist While typhoid fever had been around forever epidemiology was a relatively new science In fact Soper had graduated from Columbia s School of Mines and was trained as an engineer to look for sources of environmental contamination usually some sort of pollution The novel presents him as a nemesis for Mary an avenging angel she is constantly seeking to evade Keane s focus is on Mary though and we follow her travails working as a cook for families in and outside the city freuently leaving after the households succumb to disease struggling with guilt over her impact on people struggling also to retain her freedom We see her first uarantine her subseuent release and later her return to incarceration Here she is in 1910Keane fleshes out Mary s life with a look at her boyfriend a German immigrant and alcoholic named Alfred a few friends and the people with whom she worked and resided This offers Keane a window through which we can see New York City at the turn of the 20th century This local and historical view is one of the best things about the book Keane rings a bell here and there for significant events of the day One is the Titanic disaster with Mary feeling badly not only for the souls lost and those damaged at sea but the poor bastards working the docks who would have to handle the incoming remains This concern with the working class experience permeates the book We see a very tough time with people living in extremely crowded and often unsanitary conditions having to put up with the restrictions on financial advancement that are a product of the absence of unions having to cope with no societal help with disasters like the death of a breadwinner One jaw dropping scene showed how the Department of Health produced vaccines The most chilling for this native New Yorker was a portrayal of the Triangle Fire that offered a vision that would be repeated on a grander scale almost a hundred years later Very moving stuff In addition to economic issues of the working class Keane raises the very real issue of civil rights When is it ok for the state to deprive someone of their freedom if that person has committed no crime Mary s first uarantine was a clear case of preventive detention Was the Department of Health in the right in imprisoning Mary What about other asymptomatic carriers A male breadwinner in upstate New York was released after only two weeks Why was Mary singled out for such harsh treatment when others with the same issue were allowed their freedom How much of her incarceration had to do with Mary being female a poor immigrant and a member of a despised ethnic group How much did it have to do with her uppityness unwillingness to automatically kowtow to public officials Consider what might happen today to say a Mexican immigrant cook in Arizona were to present the same issue On the other hand if Mary had responded calmly when confronted by the authorities and held to her promise to find employment in something other than food preparation might she have been able to retain her freedom Did she know the effect she was having on those around her Did she care Keane offers some views on that There was one element of this book that I thought presented a golden opportunity that was missed The story of Dr Soper love him or hate him had the potential for presenting a much deeper look at the times Epidemiology was new and Soper was at the forefront Coping with illness via construction had come into its own in the 19th century and had yielded impressive results The creation or improvement of sewer and water systems had reduced mortality considerably The Board of Health in NYC had only been in existence since 1866 an attempt to address increasing urban mortality Soper functioned as a private investigator and increasing his presence here might have afforded a richer look at urban environmental changes and health care realities and policy issues of the era That said Keane has written an illuminating portrait of a time and place has raised issues concerning civil liberties labor rights class and ethnic bias and has given every parent a bit ammunition for use on soap challenged children Fever may not be the hottest book of the year but if you enjoy historical fiction and are at all interested in the history of medicine public health or New York City it is pretty infectiousEXTRA STUFFHere are Keane s web page FB and Twitter linksIn A Visit to Typhoid Mary s Domain a New York Times reporter ventures across the water to see what the island is like today Beyond Typhoid Mary The Origins of Public Health at Columbia and in the City by David Rosner is a fascinating look at the history of public healthIn case you are interested in an unusual vacation destination here is the NYC Parks map of North Brother IslandFor a look at Mary in her later yearsTry here for an excellent series of short articles about MaryUPDATES32113 I just learned that Fever made the Indie Next list for March8813 GR friend Jaye sent along a wonderful link to a site called The Kingston Lounge This particular part of it contains a lot of photos of North Brother in it s or less current state that being abandoned and protected as a bird sanctuary The photos are way cool and creepy the fodder of ghost zombie or post apocalypse cinema And if you don t mind a purely gratuitous music link for something feverish you might enjoy this this