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This review is from: The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children) (Paperback)
Having just read this book for the second time i felt compelled to tell others how truly magnificent this book is.
Auel describes each part of the book with such intricate detail it is hard to believe it is a work of imagination.
The book is journey of discovery, as we see how Jean Auel envisaged Clan life and as the principle character, Ayla learns to adapt to clan life and ulimatley become a woman. This is not an easy task due to the inherent differences between herself and the Neandethal people and the creation of a deep rift between herself and future leader Broud.
This book is the first (and best) in the series of Earth's children novels but you will be compelled to read on with a thirst to find out where the brave heroine's journey will take her next.