Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A-Z Wednesday - J

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!!
To join, here's all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books and find an author whose first or last name starts with the letter of the week.
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link (Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.)
4~ Go to Reading At The Beach and leave your link in the comments.
If you've already reviewed the book, add it or the link to your post.

This week's letter is: "J"

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children #1) by Jean M. Auel

Summary from Goodreads
When her parents are killed by an earthquake, 5-year-old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone. Cold, hungry, and badly injured by a cave lion, the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. This clan, left homeless by the same disaster, have little interest in the helpless girl who comes from the tribe they refer to as the "Others." Only their medicine woman sees in Ayla a fellow human, worthy of care. She painstakingly nurses her back to health--a decision that will forever alter the physical and emotional structure of the clan. Although this story takes place roughly 35,000 years ago, its cast of characters could easily slide into any modern tale. The members of the Neanderthal clan, ruled by traditions and taboos, find themselves challenged by this outsider, who represents the physically modern Cro-Magnons. And as Ayla begins to grow and mature, her natural tendencies emerge, putting her in the middle of a brutal and dangerous power struggle.

Special note: The long-awaited sixth and final book:
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel will be published March 29th 2011!


  1. I've never heard of this one before, which is the point of A-Z Wednesday!

    Thanks for playing!

  2. Oh, I loved this series! Haven't read it since I was about 20 (much longer ago than I want to think about). Hope you enjoy! Here's mine:

  3. I read the first book and never went any farther.