Geraldine Brooks

Caleb's Crossing

Set in the latter half of the seventeenth century on Martha's Vineyard and in Cambridge, Mgirl, Bethia Mayfield, who yearns for the education withheld by her minister father, and the friendship of a shy young Wampanoag boy who is called Caleb. Inspired by the true story of the first Wampanoag Indian to graduate from Harvard College, this deeply moving tale illuminates many contemporary, as well as timeless, themes while bringing to life a distant time and place with almost poetic prose. This book is an exceptional read!


From Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has developed the character of the absent father, March, and crafted an amazingly powerful story. Her writing is superb and follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A fantastic piece of historical fiction.

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