8 best books of May: Amazon editors choose

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2. "Caleb’s Crossing," by Geraldine Brooks

Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks spins her novel around the true story of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk who, in 1665, became the first native American to graduate from Harvard. Monitor reviewer Yvonne Zipp warns that this serious, carefully constructed work "isn't for fans of light historical fiction."

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