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Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks

Label
Caleb's crossing
Title
Caleb's crossing
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this novel, the author 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, she has created a tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of the story 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. Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Martha's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.B7153
LC item number
C36 2011
Literary form
novels
Label
Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
679930983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 306 p.
Isbn
9781617933776
Lccn
2010051207
Other physical details
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System control number
(OCoLC)679930983
Label
Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Control code
679930983
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 306 p.
Isbn
9781617933776
Lccn
2010051207
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)679930983

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