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Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
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Jun 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, traumatically-beautiful
Read from June 29 to July 03, 2011

This book was wonderful. As a pre-revolution, southeastern New England Indian loving ubernerd, this was right up my alley. It's the fictionalized account of the first Native American, a Wampanoag, to graduate from Harvard, in 1665, told from the POV of a Puritan minister's daughter. This, as far as non-genre "literary fiction" really hit all of my prereqs except one - there was no doomed love story. Or, alternately, the whole thing was a doomed love story.

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06/29/2011 page 17
06/30/2011 page 91
28.0% "Maybe I have low expectations, but this book is approximately a billion times better than I expected."
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