Caleb’s Crossing

10/8/11 –  Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

finished 10/8 –  pub. 2011 – Audible read by Jennifer Ehle –  rating   7

I loved Brooks’ first novel,  Year of Wonders and I really enjoyed her second, March, but since them I’ve felt that the quality has just slid off.   People of the Book had such a promising premise but I think Brooks just doesn’t have the talent to pull that off.   Nine Parts of Desire, a 1994 work of non-fiction is okay – not something I’d recommend.

Caleb’s Crossing is wonderfully well written but the PCness of it grates at times.  The protagonist is just a wee tad too 21st century for my historical preferences.  I suspect that Brooks did her research and the background is accurate.

Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleb_Cheeshahteaumuck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wampanoag_people

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_College

 

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2 Responses to Caleb’s Crossing

  1. Lisa Hill says:

    Yes, I felt the same way about People of the Book: it just didn’t quite gel for me either.

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  2. I still have some old reviews from the iWeb site on my computer, 2009 – 2011. I put them here as needed. The ones prior to 2009 are all lost forever.

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