Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Geraldine Brooks

Narrated By: Jennifer Ehle

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: May 2011

Duration: 12 hours 9 minutes

Summary:

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • Rebecca Roper-Gee

    A gripping story, I was constantly looking forward to my next instalment.