Caleb's crossing : a novel
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New York : Viking, 2011.
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Book
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9780670021048, 0670021040
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306 pages ; 24 cm.
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Published
New York : Viking, 2011.
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English
ISBN
9780670021048, 0670021040

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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, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, G. (2011). Caleb's crossing: a novel . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine. 2011. Caleb's Crossing: A Novel. Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine. Caleb's Crossing: A Novel Viking, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brooks, Geraldine. Caleb's Crossing: A Novel Viking, 2011.

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