Like Bethia Mayfield, the narrator and heroine of Caleb's Crossing, I find my well-being profoundly associated with my surroundings. I’ve purposefully lived within sight of mountains more than ten years now because the landscape grounds me.
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It's rare for a work of historical fiction to move me the way Caleb's Crossing did. Geraldine Brooks weaves a tale so rich in detail and so beautifully written that I found myself reading more slowly than usual just to be able to drink in the words. Read more >
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks may be a work of historical fiction, but its message resonates through time and cultures and is still relevant to today's world.
Told through the eyes of Bethia Mayfield, the daughter of a Puritan minister in 1665, Caleb's Crossing is the story of the merging of two worlds. Read more >
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks is a fictional account of some of the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. The story is told by his friend/neighbor Bethia. Read more >
In a black and white world of the late 17th century America, a young pioneer girl struggles with the shades of gray.
Geraldine Brooks' novel, Caleb's Crossing, is a story of two very different children coming of age and struggling to understand the world around them. Read more >
Her new novel, Caleb's Crossing, lived up to everything I expect from Brooks: lyrical prose, a compelling narrator and an aching familiarity with the struggles encompassed within the novel.
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks' book, Caleb's Crossing takes place in the 1660's and follows a young man's journey from his Wampanoag tribe on a New England island to Harvard College, where he became the first Native American to graduate. Read more >
This is the first book that I have read a book from Geraldine Brooks and I will have to say I was not disappointed at all in Caleb's Crossing. Although it did start out slow for me, on or around page 21 is when I had a hard time putting the book down. I was drawn to the main character Bethia as she described in detail her life circa 1660. Read more >
The shackles of womanhood in the late 1600s weigh heavily in Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. We follow Bethia, our storyteller and main character, on the journey of her life from the tiny Puritan island settlement of Great Harbor to the streets of Cambridge. Read more >