Book Reviews of The Animal Wife

The Animal Wife
The Animal Wife
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN-13: 9780395524534
ISBN-10: 0395524539
Publication Date: 9/27/1990
Pages: 289
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I generally really enjoy my prehistoric fiction, but this one was unusual. Most books seem to take on a theme of how socially advanced ancient societies were,but this has a different slant. Two cultures with very defined social stuctures see the world and how to live in it very differently. The book focuses on the culture more foreign to our life, and threads in a culture more akin to our ideals. Left an impression I still feel. I did enjoy it. Being taken to new places and ideas is a goal of reading, I believe.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very accurate historically. The author is an anthropologist and she lived for years among primitive people. She has great insight into what prehistoric people might have experienced and how they may have interacted.

Of the two books, I liked Animal Wife best. You don't have to read them in any particular order, as each story stands alone quite nicely.
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This is the sequel to Reindeer Moon. You are sure to enjoy this book if you enjoyed books like Clan of the Cave Bear.
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A novel by the author of REINDEER MOON