Beetlebung Reads - Caleb's Crossing
Are you starting to miss those days when you could browse the coffee shop to see what hot reads were propped between two hands? The Kindle/Nook craze has deprived us of our cover-peeping. I decided to grab a *rainy day* latte from Beetlebung, and found a paperbook-lover indulging in Geraldine Brooks' latest - Caleb's Crossing. It is set on Martha's Vineyard during the 1600's and narrated by Bethia Mayfield - a girl who yearns for an education that is closed to her, for being female. She introduces us to the first Wampanoag Native American (Caleb) to graduate from Harvard. Having found Brooks previous works of historical fiction to be beautifully written (Year of Wonders and March); I am decidedly compelled to lose myself in this one.
Photos: Anthropologie 2009