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    Caleb's Crossing (Hardback) By (author) Geraldine Brooks

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    DescriptionA richly imagined new novel from the author of the "New York Times" bestseller, "People of the Book." Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of "Caleb's Crossing" is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her by her sex. As often as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's minister father tries to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman, against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. One of his projects becomes the education of Caleb, and a year later, Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite. There, Bethia finds herself reluctantly indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures. Like Brooks's beloved narrator Anna in "Year of Wonders," Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Martha's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart. Evocative and utterly absorbing, "Caleb's Crossing" further establishes Brooks's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists. Watch a Video


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    Title
    Caleb's Crossing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geraldine Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670021048
    ISBN 10: 0670021040
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69, 50
    B&T Approval Code: A25895000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PR9619.3.B7153 C36 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: FB, FV
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Geraldine Brooks is the author of Year of Wonders and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, stationed in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East. END