The Land of Painted Caves (Paperback)

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    Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth’s Children® series have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide and includes The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Valley of Horses, The Mammoth Hunters, The Plains of Passage, The Shelters of Stone, and The Land of Painted Caves. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She has honorary degrees from four universities and was named an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government’s Ministry of Culture. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon.

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings her ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, to an extraordinary conclusion. As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks. Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla. But all the time Ayala has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.

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    ISBN 9780553383201
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Paperback
    Pages 764
    Publisher Date 2011-11-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.8 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Earth's Children
    Series Volume Number 6
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Auel, Jean M.

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    • Last of the series

      The product is what is advertised. You will want to read it if you have been following the series. It is not the best of the series. But it does tie up the loose ends.

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    • The Land of Painted Caves

      Perfectly happy with this item and totally enjoying reading it. This was a pre-release sale item--though the price was good, it did take some time before I was actually able to receive the book.

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