Digging Up the Past in Caleb's Crossing

The idea for Caleb's Crossing grew out of a notation on a map of the island of Martha's Vineyard. It marked the birthplace of the first Native American graduate of Harvard. I immediately thought of the 1960s civil rights era, and wondered if I might run into this person at the farmer's market one day. Then I learned that the graduation in question took place in the 1660s, not the 1960s. Immediately, my imagination went into hyperdrive. ...more

and a whole lot of fun mixed with hard work in the creation. I look forward to reading the ...more

Exclusive Interview With Author Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is an Australian-born author and journalist. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her novel March. Her newest novel, Caleb's Crossing, is based on the true story of Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard. Caleb's Crossing is the inaugural selection for BlogHer Book Club, and as the BlogHer Book Club Host, I am pleased to bring you this exclusive interview. ...more

Year of Wonder. I love them both, far more than I do March.


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BlogHer Book Club

Ladies and Gents, Finally! I present to you, the BlogHer Book Club! If you are a lover of all things printed word, join up. I'll be writing pre-publication reviews for them periodically. The list of titles we've covered so far, or will very shortly in the near future, are: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (Read my review here.) Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz (I will review.) ...more