Geraldine Brooks, author of "Caleb's Crossing" - eastern Connecticut's 2012 One Book, One Region choice - will appear at 7 tonight at Fitch High School, 101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton. Bank Square Books will sell books at the event, and a book signing will follow Brooks' presentation. All are invited to this free event.
Brooks is the author of six books, including the novel "Year of Wonders" and the nonfiction work "Nine Parts of Desire." Her second novel, "March," won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2006. Earlier in her career, Brooks was a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and was stationed in Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Born in Australia, she divides her time between Martha's Vineyard and Sydney.
"Caleb's Crossing" tells the story of Bethia Mayfield, the bright young daughter of the local minister in the isolated Puritan settlement of Great Harbor on Martha's Vineyard, and her friendship with a young Wampanoag named Caleb.
For more information, contact the Groton Public Library at (860) 441-6750.