A New York Times bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the Pulitzer Prize–winning authorBethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb,... show more
A New York Times bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the Pulitzer Prize–winning authorBethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father is a Calvinist minister who seeks to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. Inspired by a true story and narrated by the irresistible Bethia, Caleb’s Crossing brilliantly captures the triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time of superstition and ignorance.
Publish date: April 24th 2012
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
Geraldine Brooks is one of my favorite authors. Her ability to blend history, descriptive language, and develop characters are second to none in my opinion for current authors. All readers find authors that write in a way that is beautiful and connects on a personal and intellectual level and Brooks...
The only thing that made me select this book was Geraldine Brooks' name on the cover. She has an amazing talent that I have enjoyed in her other books, so, despite this one covering an era of history that I am generally uninterested in, I decided to give it a try. Elements are here that I was draw...
The first Native American to graduate from Harvard University.This was the fourth book I'd read by Geraldine Brooks, whose novel, The Year of Wonders is one of my all-time favourites. Unfortunately Caleb's Crossing didn't quite grab me in the same way, possibly because the historical character didn'...
I was first introduced to Geraldine Brooks during an excellent course on historical novels. When our class decided to have a book club, to keep the momentum and fun going, this book was the first one we chose.The titular Caleb is a Manitouwak native American who lives on what is now known as Martha'...
This is a terrific book. I've read and admired Geraldine Brooks since reading March several years ago so I expected to like this a lot. She has the ability to create memorable characters who inhabit their surroundings in totally believable ways. But her settings are anything but commonplace. This no...