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Caleb's crossing [GRPL Book Club] : a novel / Geraldine Brooks.

Caleb's crossing [GRPL Book Club] : a novel

Brooks, Geraldine. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780143121077 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: 318 p. : map ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, c2011.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Cheeshahteaumuck, Caleb, ca. 1646-1666 > Fiction.
Wampanoag Indians > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Fiction.
Indian college graduates > Fiction.
Indian scholars > United States > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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