Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fever 1763

Fever 1763 by Laurie Halse Anderson is her second novel (historical fiction) about the Yellow Fever epidemic that hit Philadelphia, then capital of the USA in the summer of 1763. One in ten perished in the epidemic and famous men including Thomas Jefefrson and George Washington fled the city during the epidemic. It is the story of a young girla dn her growing of age when she is seperated from her mother and later from her only family, her grandfather.