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My Sister the Moon
My Sister the Moon
Author: Sue Harrison
ISBN-13: 9780385420860
ISBN-10: 0385420862
Publication Date: 2/13/1992
Pages: 449
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Fans of Jean Auel will love this book. Its really a wonderful read and Sue Harrison is a master at painting a picture with her words and inviting the reader to explore more then the story line.
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sequel to Mother Earth Father Sky. very good
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Excellent story of the early mans possible way of life. Excellent writing easy to stay with the story.
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Loved this book and the whole series!
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Set in the prehistoric Aleutian Islands, this is a sequel to Mother Earth, Father Sky. At her birth, Kiin's father had planned on killing her so that his wife might immediately produce a son. She is saved, however, when the chief claims her as the wife for his infant son. Her life is one of difficulty and abuse--her father beats her regularly and gives her to traders for the night to improve his exchanges--but her inner strength enables her to survive through the turbulent, stormy times. This moving story keeps readers in its grip because every hint of peacefulness is upended by another difficulty.
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Very good - the same quality as the first in the series! Highly recommend!
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Second Book in this series. The first being Mother Earth Father Sky. Great book, loved the series.
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YA-- Set in the prehistoric Aleutian Islands, this is a sequel to Mother Earth, Father Sky (Doubleday, 1990). At her birth, Kiin's father had planned on killing her so that his wife might immediately produce a son. She is saved, however, when the chief claims her as the wife for his infant son. Her life is one of difficulty and abuse--her father beats her regularly and gives her to traders for the night to improve his exchanges--but her inner strength enables her to survive through the turbulent, stormy times. This moving story keeps readers in its grip because every hint of peacefulness is upended by another difficulty. Although YAs will enjoy this novel as much as its predecessor, it is more disturbing as the excellent characterizations involve readers significantly, causing them to share the tense emotional drama with Kiin.
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Of course everyone is going to compare Sue Harrison's books to Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear novels. They share a strong female protagonist working against horrendous odds--difficulties of both culture and of Mother Nature. But where Auel focuses a lot of her descriptive powers on the physical landscape with its plants and animals, Harrison has concentrated more on the myths and legends of the early Northern peoples. A good read!

From back cover: An abused and unwanted daughter of the First Men Tribe, young Kiin knows the harsh realities of life in a frozen land at the top of the world. In an age of ice nine millenia past, her destiny is tied to the brave sons of orphaned Chagak and her chieftain mate Kayugh--one to whom, Kiin is promised, the, other for whom she yearns. But the evil that her own family spawned drags the tormented young woman far from her people--where savage cruelties, love and fate will strenghten and change her... and give her the courage to fight for the future of her own helpless progeny.
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This was a fast great read
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I really liked this book. The first one was good too and I will definitely be reading the 3rd book Brother Wind. My Sister the Moon was entertaining and very interesting. It makes you wonder just how much truth there is to our speculations of early human kind. Harrison has done a ton of research so I'm sure this as accurate an account as you can get without a time machine! I loved the story! It was very emotional and kept me hooked the whole time!
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I liked this series so much better than "Clan of the Cave Bear"

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An abused and unwanted daughter of the First Moon tribe, young Kiin knows the land at the top of the world. In an age of ice nine millennia past, her destiny is tied to the brave sons of orphaned Chagak and her chieftain mate, Kayugh-- one to whom Kiin is promised, the other for whom she yearns. But the evil that her own family spawned drags the tormented young woman far from her people--where savage cruelties, love and fate will strengrhen and change her...and give her the courage to fight for the future of her own helpless progeny.
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Sue Harrison did it again. Amazing story! Great read! I love her characters!