Eastern Conn. To Read 'Caleb's Crossing' For 'One Book, One Region'

Meet the author, Geraldine Brooks, at the May 8 kickoff event in Mystic


The "One Book, One Region" program has selected the novel Caleb's Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks, for Eastern Connecticut's 2012 reading assignment.

According to the program's website, the goal of the regionalized reading selection is to get everybody living east of the Connecticut River reading and talking about the same book.

A press release from the Groton Public Library gives a brief synopsis of the novel:

"Caleb’s Crossing tells the story of a young man from Martha’s Vineyard who, in 1665, became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. This fact is a small piece of actual history that the author discovered and used to weave her brilliant tale of love, faith, magic, and adventure."

Readers are invited to meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning author at the program's kickoff event, which will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at the Mystic Arts Center at 6 p.m.

According to the press release, Mystic's Bank Square Books will sell copies of Caleb's Crossing at the kickoff and Living Literature will perform a ten-minute interpretation of the book.

Be sure to check out what your local library has planned to celebrate "One Book, One Region" by visiting the program's website, onebookoneregion.org

Program information will be posted on the website as it becomes available.

Happy reading, Eastern Connecticut!


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