Brooks, Geraldine. CALEB'S CROSSING: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Viking/Penguin Books, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 306 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a relatively small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Geraldine Brooks' fourth novel, which solidifies her standing as one of our finest living historical novelists. "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 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. She slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. She encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a 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" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Geraldine Brooks collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for "March". One of the finest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GERALDINE BROOKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670021040. $30.00

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