On Jan. 26, 2014 the Hamden Book Group will discuss Geraldine Brook’s book Caleb’s Crossing. The meeting will take place from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Friends Room of the Miller Memorial Library at 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden.
Jane Smiley writes in the New York Times that “Caleb’s Crossing” could not be more enlightening and involving. "Beautifully written from beginning to end, it reconfirms Geraldine Brooks’ reputation as one of our most supple and insightful novelists.”
In a review for the Chicago Tribune Alan Cheuse declares that “Brooks takes a more difficult but convincing path and shows us what seems like the real truth of life in that time — that it was different from our own, quite different, and with her narrative gifts helps us to cross over into this odd island of our past, and see and feel some of the connections we might have with it overall.”
Copies of the book are available at the Miller Library. The public is welcomed to attend. No reservations are necessary. For more information please call 203-287-2680.