According to the program's website, the goal of the regionalized reading selection is to get everybody living east of the Connecticut River reading and talking about the same book.
A press release from the Groton Public Library gives a brief synopsis of the novel:
"Caleb’s Crossing tells the story of a young man from Martha’s Vineyard who, in 1665, became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. This fact is a small piece of actual history that the author discovered and used to weave her brilliant tale of love, faith, magic, and adventure."
According to the press release, Mystic's Bank Square Books will sell copies of Caleb's Crossing at the kickoff and Living Literature will perform a ten-minute interpretation of the book.
Be sure to check out what your local library has planned to celebrate "One Book, One Region" by visiting the program's website, onebookoneregion.org.
Program information will be posted on the website as it becomes available.
Happy reading, Eastern Connecticut!