Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
A bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond 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 old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. Inspired by a true story and narrated by the irresistible Bethia, Caleb’s Crossing brilliantly captures the triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time of superstition and ignorance.
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Review: Caleb's CrossingUser Review - Rachel Shuman - Goodreads
Beautifully detailed, as all of Brooks' novels are, and a compelling tale of friendship and cultural exploration. I have no doubt the author did exhaustive research from primary sources, but at times ... Read full review
Review: Caleb's CrossingUser Review - Judy Brown - Goodreads
The history in this book was presented so well with the character driven writing. Even though I knew how it turned out I still avidly read this book because I fell in love with the people. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in history presented in the form of a novel. Read full review
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Afterword Excerpt from The Secret Chord