• Biographical fiction

Caleb's Crossing


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 073228922X
Category: Biographical fiction
Page: 369
View: 7130
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure.

    • Fiction

Caleb’s Crossing


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007334648
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3745
A novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller ‘March’, ‘Year of Wonders’ and ‘People of the Book’.

    • Biographical fiction

Caleb's Crossing


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007333536
Category: Biographical fiction
Page: 306
View: 2513
The new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller 'March', 'Year of Wonders' and 'People of the Book'.

    • Fiction

Caleb's Crossing


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0143121073
Category: Fiction
Page: 318
View: 2423
Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March. Reprint.

    • Fiction

People of the Book

A Novel
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101158190
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 9891
View our feature on Geraldine Books’s People of the Book. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of March, the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. In Bosnia during World War II, a Muslim risks his life to protect it from the Nazis. In the hedonistic salons of fin-de-siècle Vienna, the book becomes a pawn in the struggle against the city’s rising anti-Semitism. In inquisition-era Venice, a Catholic priest saves it from burning. In Barcelona in 1492, the scribe who wrote the text sees his family destroyed by the agonies of enforced exile. And in Seville in 1480, the reason for the Haggadah’s extraordinary illuminations is finally disclosed. Hanna’s investigation unexpectedly plunges her into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Her experiences will test her belief in herself and the man she has come to love. Inspired by a true story, People of the Book is at once a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity, an ambitious, electrifying work by an acclaimed and beloved author. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

Paradise Valley (The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book #1)


Author: Dale Cramer
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441214089
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 9122
An Amish settlement in Ohio has run afoul of a law requiring their children to attend public school. Caleb Bender and his neighbors are arrested for neglect, with the state ordering the children be placed in an institution. Among them are Caleb's teenage daughter, Rachel, and the boy she has her eye on, Jake Weaver. Romance blooms between the two when Rachel helps Jake escape the children's home. Searching for a place to relocate his family where no such laws apply, Caleb learns there's inexpensive land for sale in Mexico, a place called Paradise Valley. Despite rumors of instability in the wake of the Mexican revolution, the Amish community decides this is their answer. And since it was Caleb's idea, he and his family will be the pioneers. They will send for the others once he's established a foothold and assessed the situation. Caleb's daughters are thrown into turmoil. Rachel doesn't want to leave Jake. Her sister, Emma, who has been courting Levi Mullet, fears her dreams of marriage will be dashed. Miriam has never had a beau and is acutely aware there will be no prospects in Mexico. Once there, they meet Domingo, a young man and guide who takes a liking to Miriam, something her father would never approve. While Paradise Valley is everything they'd hoped it would be, it isn't long before the bandits start giving them trouble, threatening to upset the fledgling Amish settlement, even putting their lives in danger. Thankfully no one has been harmed so far, anyway.

    • Fiction

Song of Slaves in the Desert


Author: Alan Cheuse
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402263147
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 6127
Lyrically told and impeccably researched, Song of Slaves in the Desert traces the story of Nathaniel Pereira, a young New Yorker who's called to revive his uncle's South Carolina plantation. Nathaniel is struck by the sobering reality of slavery as he becomes captivated by the young slave Liza. Liza's never known the meaning of freedom, and as Nathaniel plunges into the murky mysteries of slavery, she can see how he might change her life forever. A masterful writer, Cheuse traces the thread of slavery from sixteenth-century Timbuktu and grapples with the wild nature of love.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Foreign Correspondence

A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307773647
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 7466
As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.

    • Fiction

Year of Wonders

A Novel of the Plague
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101079195
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5451
An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Crossing Ebenezer Creek


Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599903199
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 5157
Award-winning author Tonya Bolden sheds light on an unknown moment of the Civil War to readers in a searing, poetic novel about the dream of freedom.

    • History

Here Shall I Die Ashore

Stephen Hopkins: Bermuda Castaway, Jamestown Survivor, and Mayflower Pilgrim.
Author: Caleb Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462822393
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 7687
In the spring of 1621, Plymouth Colony sent STEPHEN HOPKINS to make the first visit to Wampanoag sachem Massasoit to present a red horsemans coat as a gift and sign of friendship. For most ordinary Englishmen, venturing off into the depths of unexplored America would have been a once in a lifetime adventure: but not for Stephen. By the time he turned forty, he had already survived a hurricane, been shipwrecked in the Bermuda Triangle, been written into a Shakespearean play, witnessed the famine and abandonment of Jamestown Colony, and participated in the marriage of Pocahontas. He was once even sentenced to death! He got himself and his family onto the Pilgrims Mayflower, and helped found Plymouth Colony. He signed the Mayflower Compact, lodged the famous Squanto in his house, participated in the legendary Thanksgiving, and helped guide and govern the early colonists. Yet Stephen was just an ordinary man, with a wife, three sons, seven daughters, a small house, some farmland for his corn, and cows named Motley, Sympkins, Curled, and Red. These are the extraordinary adventures of an ordinary man.

    • Fiction

The Glass Shadow


Author: Caleb Kelchner
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1620244977
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 5156
Thomas Neals reached for the small glass of water by his bed and the liquid slid down his throat, scraping, hurting. An icy gust raced through the room, clawing at his skin. Why is the room so cold? He wondered. I thought it was a warm night. He didn't want to think anymore and clicked off the light. On board the Chrysalis, thirteen passengers are voyaging from a New York port intending to arrive in Europe for a grand tour of the most famous cities-Paris, Berlin, Rome, Venice. Lady Orlean Cavenaugh, esteemed owner of the world's largest yacht, is thrilled to have her estranged brother on board, as well as her past lover and his brother's family. Her life has been rocky-from a poisonous marriage to a cursed disease, her last hope is to repair her relationships with the few she loves, and see others benefit from her generosity. But all that sinks when Captain Thomas Neals is found dead in his cabin on the second morning of their crossing. Was it a suicide? Or a murder? And if it was a murder, will the killer strike again? Connor Alekseev, the newly hired steward, has more than a murderer to worry about. Recently, his dreams have taken him back to the memories of his painful past, a past in which he struggles to control his passions, his desires, and his belief in Christ. He thought he could run from this past, but now he's realizing he may not make if off the ship alive. Join author Caleb Kelchner in his first novel as he takes you into the vast sea, exploring the struggles of uncertain faith and discovering the undoing of US through this multilayered novel. The Glass Shadow is surely to be an unforgettable addition to American literature.

    • Fiction

The Secret Chord


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109766
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 9953
Traces the arc of King David's journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

    • Fiction

The Crossing

A Novel
Author: Serita Ann Jakes
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
ISBN: 1400073030
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
View: 691
Claudia Campbell and Casio Hightower are haunted by an assault by a gunman ten years earlier, and when Claudia's husband, Victor, the assistant district attorney, starts investigating the case, Casio is determined to help him.

    • Fiction

Caleb's Bride

A Single Dad Romance
Author: Wendy Warren
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459212258
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 2488
Back in high school, Gabrielle Coombs had her future planned out, down to the perfect groom and the marriage proposal on graduation night. Instead, she ended up sharing one unexpected night of passion with Caleb Wells. Fifteen years later, the boy from the wrong side of town was back—now an irresistibly attractive single dad in designer duds who was making Gabby wonder if she'd been given a second chance to land her Mr. Right… Ever since they were kids, Caleb knew Gabby was the only one for him. She just didn't realize he was the only one for her. Now the devoted father of a ten-year-old daughter had a mission: to convince the irrepressible hairstylist it was time for a major makeover…by becoming his loving wife!

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Crossing


Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545748097
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 7209
A critically acclaimed tearjerker from a master storyteller: On one side of the border is brutality and heartache; on the other side--a new life. 14yo Manny is an orphan in Juarez, Mexico. He competes with his bigger, meaner rivals for the coins American tourists throw off the bridge between Texas and his town. Across that heavily guarded bridge await a different world and a better existence. On the night when Manny dares the crossing--through the muddy shallows of the Rio Grande, past the searchlights and the border patrol--the young man encounters an old stranger who could prove to be an ally or an enemy. Manny can't tell for certain. But if he is to achieve his dream, then he must be willing to risk everything--even his life.

    • Social Science

Nine Parts of Desire

The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307434451
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 613
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the stories of a wide range of Muslim women in the Middle East. As an Australian American and an experienced foreign correspondent, Brooks' thoughtful analysis attempts to understand the precarious status of women in the wake of Islamic fundamentalism. "Frank, enraging, and captivating." - The New York Times Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women.


    • Fiction

March


Author: Geraldine Brooks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101079256
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7740
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize--a powerful love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War, from the author of The Secret Chord. From Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man" (Sue Monk Kidd). With "pitch-perfect writing" (USA Today), Brooks follows March as he leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. A lushly written, wholly original tale steeped in the details of another time, March secures Geraldine Brooks's place as a renowned author of historical fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Z for Zachariah


Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416939210
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 249
View: 8656
Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.