Summary: This novel, inspired by a true story, is narrated by Bethia Mayfield, a restless and curious young girl in the 1660s, growing up on the island of Martha's vineyard amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a native chieftain. They forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father is a Calvinist minister who seeks to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between the old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College.
- ISBN: 9780143121077 (pbk.) :
- Physical Description: 318 p. : map ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: Penguin Books, c2011.
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