Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Waiting For Geraldine Brooks New Book...And Giving It Away Times Two!!!

I am delighted to be able to tell you about the newest book by Geraldine Brooks.

Here is a teeny teaser and Product Description from Amazon.

A richly imagined new novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller, People of the Book...

Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curious, she yearns after an education that is closed to her by her sex. As often as she can, she slips away to explore the island's glistening beaches and observe its native Wampanoag inhabitants. At twelve, she encounters Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia's minister father tries to convert the Wampanoag, awakening the wrath of the tribe's shaman, against whose magic he must test his own beliefs. One of his projects becomes the education of Caleb, and a year later, Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite. There, Bethia finds herself reluctantly indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures.

Like Brooks's beloved narrator Anna in Year of Wonders, Bethia proves an emotionally irresistible guide to the wilds of Martha's Vineyard and the intimate spaces of the human heart. Evocative and utterly absorbing, Caleb's Crossing further establishes Brooks's place as one of our most acclaimed novelists.

I loved People Of The Book and can't wait to read this one!!!

And a huge thank you to Rebecca Lang at Penguin for providing two lucky commentors a copy of this amazing book.

Please just comment with your email address...contest ends a week from today.

Isn't it wonderful to get an amazing book in the mail?


  1. Ooh, what a great giveaway! I see no one else wants to go first, so I'll be lucky number one! kathy(at)

  2. Sounds awesome and I do love to receive books in the mail! Count me in!

  3. I want one!!!

  4. wonderful giveaway! Count me in please!
    hense1kk@cmich DOT edu

  5. I adored Year of Wonders!! I can't believe she has another book out already. Count me in!
    jmchshannon (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Amy // artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  7. Thanks so much for this great giveaway. I want to read this one!

  8. I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you for including me. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  10. Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    PLease count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

  11. I haven't heard of the book or the author before, but it definitely sounds like an interesting read :)

  12. It really is exciting to get a book in the mail. This book sounds like it has a plot that is unusual. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

  13. This book was quickly added to my Wish List when I first heard of it! Please count me in. Thank you!

    (And, yes, it is exciting. I received two unsolicited books last week, which both look great, and it made my day!)

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  14. I loved People of the Book too! Thanks for the info about Caleb's Crossing and the chance to win!

  15. I thought that March was interesting. Can't wait to see if I enjoy this one as well.


  16. would enjoy reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  17. I would love to read Caleb's Crossing! Please enter me in this giveaway.

    bookloversarah at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

  18. I think this book looks like a super good read. I have not read anything great lately so I need something new.
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  19. I want to read this book, thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com.