Jeanette Keith signs "Fever Season: The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City"
Fever Season chronicles the drama in Memphis from the outbreak of Yellow Fever in August of 1878 until the disease ran its course in late October. The story that Jeanette Keith uncovered is a profound account of how a catastrophe inspired reactions, both heroic and cowardly, from the people of the city. Using the vivid, anguished accounts and diaries of those who chose to stay and those who were left behind, Fever Season depicts the events of that summer and fall. In its pages we meet people of great courage and compassion, many of whom died for having those virtues, and learn how a disaster can shape the future of a city.