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Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine  Brooks
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Jun 01, 11

Read from May 10 to 24, 2011

As a fan of Geraldine Brooks previous work, I was anxious to read her newest book, Caleb's Crossing. The book started a little slow for me, and the arc of the story was somewhat flat. Fortunately, Brooks is a skilled writer, and her tone, while keeping with the time and character of the story, is spot on and readable for a not-so-literary-minded reader like me. Based loosely on a true story and character in the mid-1600's, Caleb's Crossing follows the daughter of a missionary minister (who brings the word of the Gospel to Native Americans along the eastern coast), and a Native American boy, and their combined thirst for and journey towards a traditional, scholarly education -- despite many roadblocks (based on their "station" in life) that are in their way.

A great read for fans of historical fiction.

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