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This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011
• An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series
• A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series


This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear.

A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly--she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

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    Clan of the Cave Bear

    I read this series 30 years ago. It truly stands the test of time. Well written excellent characters and great plot that pulls you in from the first page. Warning once you start this journey you will want to take it all the way to the end, of all 6 books. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the ride:-)

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    The clan of the cave bear

    This is the third time i have read this book and i love it just as much as the first time. Well witten, detailed-without going overboard,and mesmerising. A classic that needs to be in everyones collection.

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    The Clan of the Cave Bear

    The Earth's Children colection is my favorite

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    Excellent read. Highly detailed. Great plot. Couldn't put it down. Ayla is a force to be reckoned with.

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    Stark imagery, palpable atmospheres and purposeful theories on the remarkable (to the modern human) lives of prehistoric peoples; the research conducted to create this book is impressive and adds to a colourful journey of a girl who leads the audience through primeval Europe. Sad, fascinating and full of interesting nuggets for those who like fantasy, adventure and history in equal doses it's a worthy read. A few lagging chapters on everyday activities that may turn off shorter attention spans, and maybe a much-too-extraordinary scenario or two, it's a a smooth read that garners respect for the author.

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