Jean Auel, author of the Earth Children’s series, tops the New York Times Best Sellers List this week with her new book, The Land of the Painted Caves. Auel, who began the saga of Ayla more than 30 years ago with her book, The Clan of the Cave Bear, finishes the series with this new book.
Readers, who enjoyed the re-creation of life more than 25,000 years ago, will enjoy learning how Ayla trains as a spiritual leader. Reviews of this 757-page book have been mixed, but clearly Auel’s advocates are scooping up copies of the book.
If you haven’t read anything about Ayla’s saga set in prehistoric times, it might be best to begin with The Clan of the Cave Bear, one of the best books in the series.
Auel’s books are on display at the library, if you are interested in learning more about Ayla’s adventures.