Clan of the Cave Bear Author:Jean Auel Here is a novel of awsome beauty and power. A moving saga about people, relationships and the boundaries of love. Through Jean Auel's magnificent storytwlling, we are taken back to the dawn of mankind and swept up in the wonderful world of a very special heroine, Ayla. Her inthrally story is one we all can share. A natural disaster has left your... more » Ayla alone, wandering, fending for herself in an unfamiliar land. One day, she is discovered by the Clan of the Cave Bear, men and women far different from her own people. The tall, blonde blue-eyed Ayla is a mysterious stranger to the clan and at first they mistrust her and cast her out. But as she grows to know them and to learn the ways of the Clan, she is welcome. And as she leads them in their struggle for survival, the Clan comes to worship Ayla. For in her blood flows the future of humanity.« less
Jean Auel is an incredible author. The research she does between books takes ten years or more, but it shows in her writing. I resisted reading this book for years; my friend told me how great it was and I said it was "not my kind of book." No matter what you like to read, you'll like this book. It has history, medicine, romance, battle - everything you could possibly want to read. A great book!