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:
• An Earth’s Children® 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 Children® series
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Clan of the Cave Bear
Worth the read!
Never too late for discovery ... and pleasure!
During one portion of my career, I heard of the "Clan" and the Hobbits. I was too focused on my work to separate the Hobbits from a brotherhood of rabbits. I placed those books that my family all read with a shelf of children's classics.
One summer, I read The Hobbit and the trilogy in a month. I've now discovered the Clan and I only hope that I laughed and cried at the proper times. It's a moving saga and should be enjoyed by all. It might be confused with a commentary on our current society, but would best be understood as a glimpse at where we came from. If the books should give one pause and consider how we treat each other, so much the better.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
This is the 3rd time I am reading these books by Auel over the last few years. The factual history of mankind with the presumed history of man makes for a interesting and enjoyable time spent reading her books. The books not only educates you but leaves room for logical thinking how man may have progressed in the world and used their experiences to use materials and happenings around them to progress in many aspects of their living and intellectual growth throughout the years of mankind's development. even though I have read the books before I still enjoy the characters in the books and have a hard time putting a book down when î am reading it even knowing the outcomes of the characters I am rreading. I highly recommend pr reading her books!