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y Caleb's Crossing : A Novel single work   novel   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'In 1665, Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Here, Pulitzer Prize winner Brooks imagines that Caleb was befriended by Bethia Mayfield, whose minister father wants to convert the neighboring Wampanoag and makes educating Caleb one of his goals. Bethia, herself desperate for book learning, ends up as an indentured servant in Cambridge, watching Caleb bridge two cultures.'

Source: Readings website, www.readings.com.au
Sighted: 10/01/2011

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bizuayehu who also made a crossing.
  • Other formats: Also large print and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2011 .
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      ISBN: 9780732289232 (pbk. : B format), 9780732289225 (pbk. : C format)
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2011 .
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      Extent: 369p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9780007333530 (hbk. : C format), 9780732289225 (pbk. : C format)
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      Viking , 2011 .
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      Extent: ix, 306p.
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      ISBN: 9780670021048
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      • Publication date: 1 May 2012.
      ISBN: 9780732289232
Alternative title: Insel zweier Welten
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      Extent: 461p.p.
      ISBN: 9783442743919, 3442743915

Works about this Work

Geraldine Brooks Stephany Steggall , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Author , March vol. 44 no. 1 2012; (p. 22-25)
'Geraldine Brooks forged a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent before switching to write historical fiction. her novels have been internationally acclaimed and earned her a Pulitzer Prize.' (p. 22)
Migrating from Nonfiction to Fiction – A Practice-Led Approach Drawing on a Literary Journalist’s Notional Tool-Box Glenda Banks , Martin Andrew , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 16 no. 1 2012;
'This paper reflects on a literary journalist's practice-led approach to migrating from nonfiction to fiction and the decision to situate a narrative about the challenges and achievements of women in Victoria's mid-19th century goldfields in a novel in the subgenre of historiographic metafiction. It addresses the lacuna in the traditionally masculinised history of the gold rush era, opening a window onto the 'herstory' of the period, describing the courage of women who overcame poverty, isolation and the limited gender-based expectations of the time in which they lived to set the pattern for the social infrastructure we take for granted today. The first author's doctoral novel 'A Respectable Married Woman' embodies this migration and is informed methodologically by both journalistic and creative strategies. The study focuses on the role of site visits in practice-led research as it applies to literary journalism to create a sense of 'being there'. The interlocutory reader (Widdowson 1979) is drawn into a narrative construct which hangs evidence-based 'fictionised truths' in a factual framework in order to facilitate a greater understanding of a critical period in the growth of Victoria and, in particular, the contribution of women. Drawing on literary theorists including Hutcheon (1998) and Kundera (2000) and referencing writers Ricketson (2006), Sedgwick (2004) and Quindlen (2004) among others, this paper aims to encourage other nonfiction writers to make use of the literary journalist's notional 'tool-box' to take an imaginative leap into the world of credible historiographic metafiction.' (Author's abstract)
Time for the Timeless Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 January 2012; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Vivisector Patrick White 1970 single work novel ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel ; Bereft Chris Womersley 2010 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott 2010 single work novel ; The Secret River Kate Grenville 2005 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; Sarah Thornhill Kate Grenville 2011 single work novel ; The Ballad of Desmond Kale Roger McDonald 2005 single work novel ; Mr Darwin's Shooter Roger McDonald 1998 single work novel
Beach Reads for (Almost) Everyone Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 7 January 2012; (p. 19-20)

— Review of Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography Julian Assange 2011 single work autobiography ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel ; Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Tales of the Unexpected Stephen Romei , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 -10 April 2011; (p. 4-5)
Crossing Paths Bron Sibree , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 April 2011; (p. 21)
Crossing a Time Line Catherine Keenan , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 April 2011; (p. 24-25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 28-29)
Crossing Over Portia Lindsay (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 38)
Digging into the Past Bron Sibree , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 April 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Lessons in Life of Unknown Scholar Stella Clarke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Review of the Week John Bailey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Untitled Portia Lindsay , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 April 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Tales to Suit Mum at Any Stage of Motherhood Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
An Awakening of Spirits Michael McGirr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 14 May 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Knowledge at a Price Stephanie Dowrick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 June 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Caleb Goes to Harvard : Geraldine Brooks's New Novel Sophie Cunningham , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 332 2011; (p. 55-56)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Bright Minds Survive Dark Times Simon Webster , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 July 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Untitled Andrea Hanke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 18)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Digging into the Past Bron Sibree , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 April 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Lessons in Life of Unknown Scholar Stella Clarke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Review of the Week John Bailey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Untitled Portia Lindsay , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 April 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Tales to Suit Mum at Any Stage of Motherhood Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
An Awakening of Spirits Michael McGirr , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 14 May 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Knowledge at a Price Stephanie Dowrick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 June 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Caleb Goes to Harvard : Geraldine Brooks's New Novel Sophie Cunningham , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 332 2011; (p. 55-56)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Bright Minds Survive Dark Times Simon Webster , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 July 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Untitled Andrea Hanke , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 18)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Matter of Fact Phil Brown , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 14 - 20 September no. 850 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Untitled Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 67 2011; (p. 73)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Untitled Jennifer Osborn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Time for the Timeless Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 January 2012; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Vivisector Patrick White 1970 single work novel ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel ; Bereft Chris Womersley 2010 single work novel ; Cloudstreet Tim Winton 1991 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott 2010 single work novel ; The Secret River Kate Grenville 2005 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; Sarah Thornhill Kate Grenville 2011 single work novel ; The Ballad of Desmond Kale Roger McDonald 2005 single work novel ; Mr Darwin's Shooter Roger McDonald 1998 single work novel
Beach Reads for (Almost) Everyone Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 7 January 2012; (p. 19-20)

— Review of Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography Julian Assange 2011 single work autobiography ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel ; Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Kindred Spirits Jane Smiley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 15 May 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Caleb's Crossing : A Novel Geraldine Brooks 2011 single work novel
Tales of the Unexpected Stephen Romei , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 -10 April 2011; (p. 4-5)
Crossing Paths Bron Sibree , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 April 2011; (p. 21)
Crossing a Time Line Catherine Keenan , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 April 2011; (p. 24-25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 28-29)
Crossing Over Portia Lindsay (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 38)
Geraldine Brooks Stephany Steggall , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Author , March vol. 44 no. 1 2012; (p. 22-25)
'Geraldine Brooks forged a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent before switching to write historical fiction. her novels have been internationally acclaimed and earned her a Pulitzer Prize.' (p. 22)
Migrating from Nonfiction to Fiction – A Practice-Led Approach Drawing on a Literary Journalist’s Notional Tool-Box Glenda Banks , Martin Andrew , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 16 no. 1 2012;
'This paper reflects on a literary journalist's practice-led approach to migrating from nonfiction to fiction and the decision to situate a narrative about the challenges and achievements of women in Victoria's mid-19th century goldfields in a novel in the subgenre of historiographic metafiction. It addresses the lacuna in the traditionally masculinised history of the gold rush era, opening a window onto the 'herstory' of the period, describing the courage of women who overcame poverty, isolation and the limited gender-based expectations of the time in which they lived to set the pattern for the social infrastructure we take for granted today. The first author's doctoral novel 'A Respectable Married Woman' embodies this migration and is informed methodologically by both journalistic and creative strategies. The study focuses on the role of site visits in practice-led research as it applies to literary journalism to create a sense of 'being there'. The interlocutory reader (Widdowson 1979) is drawn into a narrative construct which hangs evidence-based 'fictionised truths' in a factual framework in order to facilitate a greater understanding of a critical period in the growth of Victoria and, in particular, the contribution of women. Drawing on literary theorists including Hutcheon (1998) and Kundera (2000) and referencing writers Ricketson (2006), Sedgwick (2004) and Quindlen (2004) among others, this paper aims to encourage other nonfiction writers to make use of the literary journalist's notional 'tool-box' to take an imaginative leap into the world of credible historiographic metafiction.' (Author's abstract)
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