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Caleb's Crossing Summary
Geraldine Brooks

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Caleb's Crossing Summary

Plot Summary

This historical novel, set in pre-revolution America (the mid-to-late 1600s) is the story of a young Puritan girl and her long-term relationship with a native boy. Over a period of several years, as it chronicles the struggles of the two friends to determine and retain their individual identities, the narrative also explores thematic questions related to the nature of God and the interrelationship between sin, redemption and rebirth.

Each of the novel's three parts begins with a brief explanation of Bethia's situation at that particular time of her life, and is followed by detailed, chapter-by-chapter narration of how she arrived in that situation.

Part 1 begins with Bethia's description of lying awake and listening to her father (Pastor Mayfield) and brother (Makepeace) argue about whether it's wise to bring a boy named Caleb into their household, Makepeace arguing that Caleb is little better than a pagan and Mayfield arguing...

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