Author Visit: Mary Beth Keane

Mary_Beth_KeaneNY author Mary Beth Keane will be visiting the Library

for a Book Talk and Signing of her newest novel

Fever (our April 2014 Evening Book Discussion Selection)

on Tuesday, June 3 at 7 pm on the second floor.

Mary Beth Keane is the author of The Walking People (2009) and Fever (2013) She attended Barnard College and received her MFA in Fiction from the University of Virginia. In 2011, Ms. Keane was named as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35.  The “5 Under 35” program honors 5 authors under the age of 35 as chosen by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists whom they believe demonstrate promising talent in the world of literature.  For more information on the 5 Under 35 Program visit the National Book Foundation’s official website.

Fever received ***Starred Reviews*** from both Booklist and Kirkus.

feverFrom Booklist: “…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 Library Journal: “…Even for those who know the outcome, fiction fans will eagerly anticipate each new page where disease lurks behind every compassionate corner. Keane has replaced the “Typhoid Mary” cliché with a memorable and emotional human story.”

From Kirkus: “…A memorable biofiction that turns a malign figure of legend into a perplexing, compelling survivor.”

Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.

For more information about Mary Beth Keane, visit the author’s official website or connect with the author on Facebook and Twitter.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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