Medford’s community read this year – Caleb’s Crossing, by Geraldine Brooks – is “inspired by a true story” from colonial New England history. Medford Public Library is hosting a discussion of the novel, and its “history, themes, relationships and impact” on Wednesday, Aug 15 at 7 PM. The discussion will be lead by Library Director Barbara Kerr, more info here.
The novel is “set in Massachusetts in the 1660s” and “tells the tale of Bethia Mayfield, a restless and curious young woman growing up amid a small band of 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…”
There’s still lots of 2018 left, so even if you haven’t read the novel yet, you can stop by and learn more.