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Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 1410437345
ISBN-13: 9781410437341
Sku: 219949303
Publish Date: 5/4/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  539
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In 1665, a young man from Martha''s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "People of the Book" has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.
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Geraldine Brooks builds her historical novel CALEB'S CROSSING around the life of Caleb Cheeshateaumauk, a member of the Wampanoag tribe native to the area now known as Martha's Vineyard, who became the first American Indian to graduate from Harvard University. English settlers spreading out from the early Puritan colonies encounter Caleb's people, and he is taken under the tutelage of a minister who teaches Greek and Latin. This stranger in their household attracts the attention of the minister's daughter Bethia, who forms a strong connection with the hopeful student which draws both of them across an extraordinary cultural divide.

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"Brooks' knowledgeable command of the energies and conflicts of the period, and particularly her descriptions of the reverence for learning that animates the little world of Harvard and attracts her characters' keenest longings, carries a persuasive and quite moving emotional charge." 04/15/2011

"[A] splendid historical...." 03/14/2011

"CALEB'S CROSSING could not be more enlightening and involving. Beautifully written from beginning to end, it reconfirms Geraldine Brooks's reputation as one of our most supple and insightful novelists." - Jane Smiley 05/16/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0539
Product attributePublisher:   Thorndike Press
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