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Caleb's Crossing

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Caleb's Crossing

By Geraldine Brooks

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143121077, 318pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

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Description
A bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner ofthe Pulitzer Prize.
Bethia 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.


About the Author
Geraldine Brooksis the author of five novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winningMarch; the international bestsellersCaleb's Crossing, People of the Book, andYear of Wonders; and, most recently, The Secret Chord. She has also written the acclaimed nonfiction worksNine Parts of DesireandForeign Correspondence. Born and raised inAustralia, she lives on Martha's Vinyard with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their two sons."
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