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Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Caleb's Crossing

Clover88, January 1, 2013

This is a fascinating account of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Even better, it is told through the voice and eyes of a young Puritan woman who is both strong-minded and obedient to her social role. Brooks gives us a sense of the fissures in Puritan life, describes the struggle in daily life for survival, and immerses us in the natural and intellectual worlds of the time period.
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I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark by Brian Hall
I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company: A Novel of Lewis and Clark

Clover88, January 1, 2013

This book transported me not just into Lewis and Clark's experience, but also into the worlds of the expedition members, the American towns of the era, and most wonderfully into the lives, language, and culture of the native people encountered. Hall writes not just in different perspectives, but in different voices and mindsets, as he recreates the time of the expedition. I especially loved the descriptions of the natural world and still cannot shake the mental images this created for me, of a clarity of air, a blueness of sky, a wealth of plants and animal life.
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Clover88, January 1, 2012

I am a big David Mitchell fan; I think his ability to write, in such engaging and living details, about so many different worlds, is amazing. In this novel, he brings alive late 18th c. Japan (and its British and Dutch trading partners). Foreigners are restricted from Japan, but he uses Japanese characters to take us into the interior of the country and expand the perspectives of the story. There was a slightly "magical realist" section in the center of the book that was not to my taste, but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the novel.
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Parrot and Olivier in America (Vintage International) by Peter Carey
Parrot and Olivier in America (Vintage International)

Clover88, January 1, 2012

Droll, fun roller coaster ride through French and early American history. Very entertaining, but you'll also learn history (painlessly!).
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The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) by Julie Orringer
The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)

Clover88, January 1, 2012

Engrossing story of a Hungarian Jewish family and community in Paris and at home in Hungary during World War II. Though you will learn a lot of history from it, it is an artfully written novel.
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