Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane is the author of The Walking People and Fever, about the life of Typhoid Mary. She attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA in Fiction. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 under 35. She lives just outside New York City with her husband and their two sons.


  • Powerful historical novel about the life of Typhoid Mary in turn-of-the-20th century New York City [...]

  • An Irish girl emigrates to America in the 1950s in this debut novel by the author of FEVER [...]