A mysterious stone formed within a meteor captivates its owners from pre-history forward -- an odyssey of human experience captured in the lives of individuals from the Stone Age to the present day.
The travels down through the ages of a crystal formed before the Neanderthals and the people whose lives it touched. Excellent enthralling page turner
I enjoyed this book and most likely will end up reading more of her work. It's not necessarily my favorite genre, but if you like books which follow the history of mankind and how the most trivial item might have a glorious history, you will probably enjoy reading it. I imagine this is the type of book that will more likely appeal to women, because woman are the main characters of the novel, after the "character" of the stone itself.
One thing I especially enjoyed about the novel is the portrayal of humanity as a brotherhood (or, more aptly, a sisterhood. It is also a testament to the intelligence and vision of women.
The book begins with the neonatal stage of humanity and ends in the present day.
A very good book and really made me reflect on why things are the way the are. Not what I was expecting but excellent! A must read for every woman.