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Although Jean Auel obviously takes certain liberties with the actions and motivations of all our ancestors, her extensive research into the Ice Age does shine through--especially in the detailed knowledge of plants and natural remedies used by the medicine woman and passed down to Ayla. Mostly, though, this first in the series of four is a wonderful story of survival. Ayla's personal evolution is a compelling and relevant tale. --Sara Nickerson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About ten years ago I wrote a short story for a creative writing class about a bright, adventurous young girl held back by the rigid confines of a primitive culture which sought to... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jonathan "Jimmy Dean" Lane: libertarian
I recently re-read my tattered paperback copy of Clan of the Cave Bear, and was reminded of what a truly special book it is. Jean M. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Rachel Steffan
I love, love, LOVE this book! I can't wait to read the valley of horses and hopefully learn more of Ayla's story.
Such a unique backdrop for a story... Read more
I enjoyed this novel because it was a bit of anthropology combined with a novel. I'm not sure how accurate the descriptions of life in the Clan are, but it sure got me to thinking... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Chicky
This book is great, I've never been into reading all that much but this book really captivated me. Reading everyday now.Published 17 days ago by Mike Newman
A great classic sett of stories set way before civilization developed.Published 17 days ago by CBayona
I just read this book again - maybe the 27th time? And every time I become totally engrossed. The big thing is the character of Ayla, strong, intelligent, courageous and yet so... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Marj