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Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
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Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
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Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
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Laura Dave
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
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Liane Moriarty
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Now Reading: Caleb's Crossing

Caleb's Crossing: Expulsion from the Garden by the Sea

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.  Read more >

Caleb's Crossing is Beautiful and Unique

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: A Story of Culture, Faith, and the Bonds that Bind

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 >

Compelling Characters in Caleb's Crossing

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 >

Coming of Age in Puritanical America: Caleb's Crossing

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 >

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel of Boundaries

Boundaries dominate Caleb's Crossing, the latest novel by Geraldine BrooksPulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks.  Read more >

I Felt I Was Living Caleb's Crossing

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.  Read more >

Calvinism in Caleb's Crossing

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 >

Yearning to Learn: Caleb's Crossing

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 Right of Power in Caleb's Crossing

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 >