The Clan of the Cave Bear (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children, Book One
This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear.
A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• A preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves
• An Earth’s ChildrenŽ series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series
• A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s ChildrenŽ series
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abergsman - LibraryThing
Updated after finishing: There is probably a reason why I haven't read this series, but I am persistent. My rating is more 2.5 than 3...there is a lot of repetition which really takes away from the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Icewineanne - LibraryThing
Took me quite a while to finish reading this. I found the story too long & it dragged in many parts, so I kept putting it down to read something else before going back to it again. Would not spend my time reading any of the sequels to this novel. Read full review
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The Clan of the Cave Bear (Enhanced Edition): Earth's Children, Book One
Jean M. Auel
Limited preview - 2011