Aug 10, 2012 — Caleb's Crossing, about the first Native American to attend Harvard, is on the list for a 15th week.
May 3, 2012 — Caleb's Crossing — about the colonial elite during Calvinism — debuts at No. 5.
Dec 7, 2011 — These character-driven novels featuring fracturing families, intrepid scientists and one very plucky early American heroine will spark lively debate on everything from the unreliability of memory to scientific ethics.
Dec 16, 2011 — These five outstanding novels take us to unfamiliar eras and exotic locales — ancient Israel, Elizabethan England, 1920s Paris — while confirming our common humanity.
Jul 27, 2011 — NPR coverage of Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 3, 2011 — Set in the 17th century on Martha's Vineyard, a new novel from Geraldine Brooks tells the tale of a Puritan family — and one daughter's relationship with the son of a Wampanoag chieftain who would become the first Native American to graduate from Harvard.
Jun 29, 2005 — Karen Grigsby Bates usually has a big stack of books to enjoy over the summer months. She shares four selections covering the gamut: from history to memoirs to children's books to cookbooks.
Jun 29, 2005 — This is a loving look at a summer spot that's been cherished by generations of East Coast families, written by a Vineyard veteran, says NPR book editor Karen Grigsby Bates.
May 17, 2005 — Activist and author Jill Nelson writes about the African-American leisure class who vacation in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard. Nelson has spent her summers there for nearly 50 years. She discusses Oak Bluffs' history, her love affair with the area and the recipes she's collected for the residents. Her new book is Finding Martha's Vineyard: African Americans at Home on an Island.