Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, was published in 2000. It is a historical novel about the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, which killed approximately 10% of the city’s population.
The resolution of the story begins when Mattie plans to re-open the family's coffee shop in the city. This is an indication that life is starting to return to normal. She is also preparing for the return of her mother. This resolution continues when people begin to return to Philadelphia—including Mattie's mother and George Washington. This indicates that the city is once more a safe place for people to live. Mattie’s mother was infected and had been missing for several weeks. Upon her return, she is now an invalid and Mattie becomes her carer.