Caleb’s Crossing is a historical fiction novel book by Geraldine Brooks. Geraldine Brooks is a New York Times bestseller for her book People of the Book.
First published March 24th 2011, Caleb’s Crossing re-released May 3rd 2011 by Viking Adult. This 320 pages book tells the story of Bethia’s years as a girl/young woman, in the earliest days of the school that would one day become Harvard University. Her friendship and love of Caleb, from the tribe of Wopanaaks, is the basis for the story. Caleb’s “Crossing” then was his journey across the water from the island to Cambridge, as well as his conversion from “salvage” to Christian. This book will remind you how far women (and other minorities) have risen since the colonization of America…and of the trials and tribulations all endured at this time and place