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Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

November 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Book Group, Books, City Library, Events, Main Branch

It is 1660. Bethia is part of a community that has broken away from John Winthrop’s colony in Massachusetts Bay and settled on Martha’s Vineyard. Her father is the village “liberal” who doesn’t believe in stealing from or slaughtering the local Indians, but he faces tensions from both sides. Some of the Wampanoag are distrustful, and another influential family, the Aldens, would like to get rid of the indigenous population altogether. Then in 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard becomes the first American Indian to graduate from Harvard College. What follows is a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.  The brown bag book club will be meeting to discuss this book on Tuesday,  November 27th, from 12:15-1:30 in the Hunt Room of the Main Branch. For more information contact Information Dept. at 624-6550 ext. 319

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