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Women’s Book Group
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The women’s book group meets every first Thursday at 7pm (on Zoom), not including Summer months.
Our next book for the First Parish Women’s Book Group will be Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks. We will meet Zoom on Thursday, December 7 at 7pm.
Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha’s vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Bethia’s father is a Calvinist minister who seeks to convert the native Wampanoag, and Caleb becomes a prize in the contest between old ways and new, eventually becoming the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. Inspired by a true story and narrated by the irresistible Bethia, Caleb’s Crossing brilliantly captures the triumphs and turmoil of two brave, openhearted spirits who risk everything in a search for knowledge at a time of superstition and ignorance.