Last year I hosted a giveaway and posted a review of Caleb's Crossing with a Q&A provided by author Geraldine Brooks. Thanks to Penguin, I am hosting a second giveaway this year, just in time for you to add a paperback copy of Caleb's Crossing to your summer reading!
The narrator of Caleb's Crossing 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.
If you would like to read my review of this great historical read, please check it out here.
Giveaway: As this is a publisher-sponsored giveaway, it is only open to the US and Canada. Open until 12:01 AM (EST) on 6/24/12.
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