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Subject: New Jean Auel book
Date Posted: 4/27/2008 8:06 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
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I don't know if this questions belongs in the "historical fiction" section, but has anyone heard any buzz about a new Jean Auel book (earth's children series the Clan of the Cave Bear etc...) ?  The last book "The Shelters of Stone" made it seem like there would be one more but that but came out years ago.  Any Jean Auel fans know the answer?

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2007
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She takes a loooooooong time to write her books.   There was a ten year gap from when the book before Shelters of Stone came out, and when that came out.  ( approx)   She does a lot of research to make them all very accurate. 

The last one came out about 5 years ago, so I'm not expecting anything anytime soon.  But I haven't been really paying any attention for one, either.

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 8:58 AM ET
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Thanks, I guess I won't hold my breath, I'm just curious to see how she will conclude the whole series.  I think I read the first couple of her boooks in high school, so that was a while ago!  It is a long time span to write a book series.  It will be a nice surprise when it finally comes out!

Date Posted: 5/9/2008 8:57 PM ET
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Yeah it was a long time.  I had to re-read all the first ones when Shelter came out.  Unfortunately I was disappointed when I did read it.  I had finished college when it came out and she is actually a bad author from what they teach you college.  I hate to say that about someone published but I cringed as I read the story this time.

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 10:01 AM ET
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I was disappointed in the last one as well.  It seemed very well researched but the story just dragged on too much.  I did love the character of Ayla so I am interested to see she concludes the series.