My great-aunt recommended this book to me. And I am incredibly grateful.
I will say that it took several chapters for me to get into the book; I think because of the language. There are a lot of old English terms used (salvages) that took a bit of getting used to it. But once I was acclimated, the story just flowed…and not exactly how I expected it to.
I enjoyed the story. It is loosely based on a character I’d never considered – the first Native American to go to college in the colonies. I grew attached to both Caleb and Bethia throughout the narrative.
I definitely will be checking out more of Geraldine Brooks’s stories after I have made a bit of a dent in my own bookshelves.