Taking down my copy of Year of Wonders (for this post), I thought I'd see if by any chance Geraldine Brooks had a new book coming out soon, and she does! Caleb's Crossing, to be published here in April, is about Caleb Cheeshateaumauk who, in 1665, was the first native American to graduate from Harvard. Caleb's story is told by Bethia, who tutors him in Latin and Greek; she is the daughter of an English minister on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and while Caleb is crossing over into white culture, Bethia is pulled in the opposite direction.
I loved Year of Wonders, a novel set in the plague village of Eyam in 1666 (definitely one to read again), and I also enjoyed March: A Love Story in a Time of War, which takes Little Women as its inspiration, but I read both in pre-blog days and can't remember much more than general outlines - suffice to say, I'd recommend them, and now I'm keen to read the new book.
How about you - have you read Geraldine Brooks?