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Caleb's crossing: A Novel

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Grouped Work ID02939596-80c7-6c6c-af8b-3570be755777
Grouping Titlecalebs crossing
Grouping Authorgeraldine brooks
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-02-26 17:29:30PM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780670021048

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display_descriptionForging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent Ivy League education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. Once again, 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 luminous 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. Like the author's beloved narrator Anna, in Year of Wonders, Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Martha's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart.
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subject_facetBiographical fiction
Cheeshahteaumuck, Caleb, -- approximately 1646-1666 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Indian college graduates -- Fiction
Indian scholars -- United States -- Fiction
Wampanoag Indians -- Massachusetts -- Martha's Vineyard -- Fiction
title_displayCaleb's crossing
title_fullCaleb's Crossing A Novel
Caleb's crossing / Geraldine Brooks
title_shortCaleb's crossing
title_subA Novel
topic_facetCheeshahteaumuck, Caleb
Historical Fiction
Indian college graduates
Indian scholars
Wampanoag Indians