Above: Graphic cover of "Caleb’s Crossing," the 2013 One Book, One San Diego selection by author Geraldine Brooks.
Enjoy the 2013 One Book selection in its entirety, read aloud by readers from all over San Diego! You can participate as a reader, or just sit back and listen. Come for a while or stay the day. Breaks will include special performances, group exercises and more!
Volunteer readers are welcome and can sign up to read throughout the day, at 8:30 am, 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm, and 7:00 pm. Each reader will be responsible for about one chapter of the book, or about 10 minutes.
About the Book:
In 1665, Caleb became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. A tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. Bethia Mayfield yearns after an education that is closed by her sex. At twelve, she encountered Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a tentative secret friendship that draws each into the alien world of the other. Caleb is in Cambridge, studying Latin and Greek among the colonial elite. Bethia finds herself indentured as a housekeeper and can closely observe Caleb's crossing of cultures.