Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Spotlight: Caleb's Crossing (and Giveaway, too!) - GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Now available in paperback:



About the book: Caleb's Crossing is inspired by the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665. Brooks first learned about him during her time as a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard in 2006. Caleb was from the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans who lived on Martha’s Vineyard and this year Tiffany Smalley will become the second Vineyard Wampanoag to graduate from Harvard. There is little official information on Caleb’s life and Brooks’s novel is an informed imagining of what he might have gone through.
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. 



Giveaway Information: - GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Thanks to Rebecca at Viking/Penguin Publicity I have one copy of the new paperback version of Caleb's Crossing to give away to my readers.  Giveaway is open to US/Canada only.

To enter please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway).


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All entries can be in one comment- but don't forget your email address or it won't count!

Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

GIVEAWAY ENDS AUGUST 3rd
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10 comments

  1. thanks for this giveaway!
    gkuroda(at)hawaii.edu

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  2. thanks for the giveaway!
    This is Emma @ Words And Peace, I am a follower [thru Google Reader]. Here is my tweet:
    https://twitter.com/wordsandpeace/status/227875963554373632
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  3. Great giveaway!

    I'm a GFC/email follower:

    Queen of the Knots/Lara Frame

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower.

    chucklemation at gmail dot com.

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  5. I've thought that this book sounded fascinating since the first time I saw it. Please enter my name for the chance to win a copy.

    carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

    +3 I am already a follower of Always With a Book at the above email address.

    +1 I tweeted a link to this blog post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/228216696341680128

    Thanks!

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  6. I would love to read this one!

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    Margaret
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  7. The time period really appeals to me. It's pretty interesting that it's based on a true story. I've read a couple of pioneer stories, though not in this setting and I find it takes a lot of bravery from the people to endure and make a life for themselves.

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  8. Thank you for the giveaway!
    schoenherr (at) centurytel (dot) net

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  9. Geraldine Brooks is always an intelligent storyteller.
    I loved Year of Wonders

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