I have just finished reading Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. I am a fan of Geraldine Brooks, having read all of her books with the exception of Foreign Correspondence. Caleb’s Crossing, loosely based on fact, is the story of both Bethia and Caleb. The story is told through the voice of Bethia, daughter of a minister on the island now known as Martha’s Vineyard. Her father attempts to convert the Indians on the island to Christianity. Caleb’s story is based on the first Native American graduate of Harvard College.
Geraldine Brooks has the wonderful knack of bringing history to life.