Readings & Spoken Word

Historical Fiction Book Group: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

When: Wed., Oct. 5, 2-3 p.m. 2016

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. She yearns after an education that is closed to her because she is a woman. 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. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month.