"Mary Beth Keane inhabits Typhoid Mary in the infectiously readable FEVER." Vanity Fair, March 2013
"Keane not only makes of the headstrong Mary a sympathetic figure, she also brings the New York City of the early twentieth century to teeming life, sweeping readers into the crowded apartment buildings, filthy bars, and dangerous sweatshops of Upper Manhattan. Most movingly of all, she tells a great love story in depicting Mary and Alfred’s flawed but passionate relationship. A fascinating, often heartbreaking novel." -- from Booklist (starred), February 2013
In a starred review, Kirkus describes Keane’s Mary Mallon as “a perplexing, compelling survivor.” February 2013
Library Journal calls Fever a “memorable and emotional human story.” January 2013
Publisher’s Weekly describes Fever as a story that captures “the squalid new world where love exists in a battlefield both biological and epochal.” January 2013
The Bookseller (UK) chooses Fever as pick of the month for April.
Psychology Today picks Fever as one of their "Stand-out books" of 2013
MBK Interviews the 2012 National Book Award Finalists in Fiction