Book Club - Now Reading: Caleb's Crossing

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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Now Reading: Caleb's Crossing

Connieangela: I Couldn't Put Down Caleb's Crossing

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks is a historical novel set in what is now Martha’s Vineyard in the late 1600s. Bethia Mayfield is the daughter of a Puritan minister that is trying to covert the Wampanoag Indians to be Christians, which results in discord between the island’s inhabitants. Bethia is a very smart girl who longs to be educated like her brother.  Read more >

Caleb's Crossing: So Much More Than I Expected

I didn’t think I read a lot of historical fiction, but when I checked Goodreads (which I use religiously), I realized I’d read 52 historical fiction books in the last four years. So, when I say that Geraldine Brooks’ new book, Caleb's Crossing, is one of the finest historical novels I’ve read in some time, I feel like I have some leg to stand on with that claim.  Read more >

Caleb's Crossing Reflects the True Meaning of Love and Sacrifice

When my daughter brought in the small package from the UPS truck containing a new book to read, I had no idea that I was about to indulge in a great written story that stirs your mind, fuels anger within and brings tears to your eyes. The book, Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, is one of the best books I have read in a very long time.  Read more >

The Brassy Bawdress: a review of Geraldine Brooks' Caleb's Crossing

When I picked up Geraldine Brooks' forthcoming novel, Caleb’s Crossing, to be honest I wasn’t fussed about the title. I stupidly assumed—based on the cover art, gasp!—that “Caleb’s Crossing” was a geographic location. Mini-spoiler alert: I was wrong.  Read more >

Caleb's Crossing is Food For Thought

Caleb's Crossing tells a fictionalized version of the life of the first Native American to attend and graduate from Harvard, in the late 1600s. The story is told through the eyes and voice of Bethia Mayfield, daughter of a missionary on what is to become Martha's Vineyard and creates a story out of the few sparse details known about Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck.  Read more >

Kbojar Rediscovers Fiction with Caleb's Crossing

Geraldine Brooks has been on that long list of authors I thought I might get around to reading someday. But despite being a voracious reader of novels in my early and middle years, I’ve been moving away from fiction and had started to worry that I was losing my taste for novels. I probably would never have read Caleb’s Crossing if hadn’t been for the offer of a free copy.  Read more >

Caleb's Crossing: An Unexpected Historical Fiction Surprise

I wish Caleb's Crossing had started on page 21. Here's why: As someone not accustomed to the language of the 1600s and not enamored with the treatment of women at that time, I don't think I would've stayed with Caleb's Crossing until it hit its stride -- for me on page 21 -- had I not committed to reading it for this book club.  Read more >