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Caleb's Crossing

(2011)
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A richly imagined new novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller, People of the Book.

Once again, Geraldine Brooks 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, 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.

Like Brooks'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. Evocative and utterly absorbing, Caleb's Crossing further establishes Brooks's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4104-3734-5 / 978-1-4104-3734-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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May 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-670-02104-0 / 978-0-670-02104-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-00-733353-6 / 978-0-00-733353-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-00-733354-4 / 978-0-00-733354-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Calebs Crossing (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-59413-534-7 / 978-1-59413-534-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-14-312107-3 / 978-0-14-312107-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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2000 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-670-02291-8 / 978-0-670-02291-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-00-736747-3 / 978-0-00-736747-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

February 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4551-3626-3 / 978-1-4551-3626-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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June 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing: Library Edition
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4417-9015-2 / 978-1-4417-9015-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2011 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 0-14-242970-8 / 978-0-14-242970-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA
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May 2011 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4417-9016-0 / 978-1-4417-9016-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2011 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
ISBN: 1-4417-9018-7 / 978-1-4417-9018-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing: A Novel
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Books
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April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Caleb's Crossing
Author(s): Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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