The Clan of the Cave Bear

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Hodder & Stoughton, Dec 21, 2010 - Fiction - 592 pages
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Leave 21st century London and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman Iza and its wise holy man Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.

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Great heroine, but not great writing. - LibraryThing
Very interesting premise. - LibraryThing
So well written and so well researched. - LibraryThing
It's both exciting and educational. - LibraryThing
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Fascinating insights to Man's beginnings. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - NCRainstorm - LibraryThing

Clan of the Cave Bear is the first book in Jean M. Auel's Earth Children Series. It was first published in 1980. I read this book sometime in the 1990s and remember liking it a lot. I didn't get the ... Read full review

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User Review  - aliterarylion - LibraryThing

It is one of my favorite books. It is an arduous read and requires true dedication. Ayla is a literary hero who triumphs through her obstacles with spirit and intelligence. The descriptions of the book can be a bit difficult, but I did love Ayla's story. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jean M. Auel is one of the world's most esteemed and beloved authors. Her extensive factual research has earned her the respect of renowned scientists, archaeologists and anthropologists around the globe, culminating in her being made an Officer of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in 2008.

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