February 28, 2024
VIRTUAL: Ashland Adult Book Club: Read "Caleb's Crossing"
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Please join us over Zoom for a discussion of "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks.
This is a VIRTUAL event - you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend. Once you register you will receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from email@example.com.
A bestselling tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure from the author of The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's father is a Calvinist minister who seeks to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. Inspired by a true story and narrated by the irresistible Bethia, Caleb’s Crossing brilliantly captures the triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time of superstition and ignorance.
We'll have some copies of the book at the library or you can order it from our online catalog.
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