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Caleb's Crossing By Geraldine Brooks

Caleb's Crossing

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The new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller `March', Sunday Times bestseller `Year of Wonders' and `People of the Book'.

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Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller `March', Sunday Times bestseller `Year of Wonders' and `People of the Book'.

Martha's Vineyard, 1650s: Bethia Mayfield is a young girl growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor, amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless, bright and curious, but denied the education that her brothers receive, she slips away as often as she can to explore the island's wild landscapes and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At the age of twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the children form a secret friendship that gradually draws each into the alien world of the other.

Meanwhile, Bethia's minister father is trying to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. And when he takes it upon himself to educate Caleb, it will further divide the communities - within a year the boy is learning Latin and Greek, and leaves the island to study at Harvard. As Caleb makes the crossing into white culture, Bethia finds herself pulled in the opposite direction. Trapped by the narrow strictures of her faith and her gender, she seeks connections with Caleb's world that will challenge her beliefs and set her at odds with her community...

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`Plunge into the past with Caleb's Crossing... This novel gives eloquent voice to a little-known story' Erica Wagner, The Times, Books of the Year

`Caleb's Crossing could not be more enlightening and involving. Beautifully written from beginning to end, it confirms Geraldine Brooks's reputation as one of our most supple and insightful novelists' New York Times

`Fascinating ... Brooks has dressed the bare facts in moving and imaginative storytelling' Kate Saunders, The Times

`A tantalising portrait of a brief moment when two cultures might have come together in harmony' Paul Dunn, The Times

`This sombre, thoughtful historical novel has been imaginatively woven from a scrap of historical fact...drawn with a quiet, impressive intensity' Metro

About Geraldine Brooks


Geraldine Brooks is the author of three novels, the Pulitzer Prize-winning March and the international bestsellers People of the Book and Year of Wonders. She has also written the acclaimed non fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Tony Horwitz, and their two sons.

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GOR004173339
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2012-05-10
336
0007333544
9780007333547
N/A
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