OPEN BOOK CLUB - Sioux City Public Library "Caleb's Crossing"
Oct 07, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|Where||Perry Creek Branch Library, 2912 Hamilton Blvd, Sioux City, IA|
|Contact Name||Kathy Kelly|
Open to the public
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Enjoy lively discussion with fellow reading enthusiasts; drop-ins welcome. Date and times of event 1st Monday of the month, two locations and times. This month we are reading Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.
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.