Jean M. Auel
Jean M. Auel is an American writer best known for her Earth's Children books, a series of novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores human activities during this time. Her most famous work, 'The Clan of the Cave Bear', was published in 1980 and is the first in the series, which includes titles such as 'The Valley of Horses', 'The Mammoth Hunters', 'The Plains of Passage', 'The Shelters of Stone', and 'The Land of Painted Caves'. Auel's meticulous research on the Paleolithic period has been praised for its detail and imagination.
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This novel tells the story of a young girl named Ayla who, after an earthquake kills her family, is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthals known as the Clan. Ayla struggles to fit in with the Clan due to her physical differences and advanced cognitive abilities. Despite these challenges, she learns their customs and ways of life, and even becomes the apprentice of the Clan's medicine woman. The story explores themes of survival, acceptance, and the clash between cultures and species.