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The Shelters of Stone - (Earth's Children) by Jean M Auel (Paperback)

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  • The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar's people: the Zelandonii.
  • About the Author: Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon.
  • 895 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Historical
  • Series Name: Earth's Children

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About the Book



The fifth novel in Auel's Earth's Children( series continues as Ayla and Jondalar face new and perilous challenges at the old stone settlement in prehistoric southwest France--home to the Zelandonii.



Book Synopsis



The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar's people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes--formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone--are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave (and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.

But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. Not all the Zelandonii are welcoming. Some fear Ayla's unfamiliar ways and abhor her relationship with those they call flatheads and she calls Clan. Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. Ayla has to call on all her skills, intelligence, knowledge, and instincts to find her way in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide whether she will accept new challenges and play a significant role in the destiny of the Zelandonii.

Jean Auel is at her very best in this superbly textured creation of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping story of love and danger, with all the wonderful detail--based on meticulous research-- that makes her novels unique. It is a triumphant continuation of the Earth's Children(R) saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear. And it includes an amazing rhythmic poem that describes the birth of Earth's Children and plays its own role in the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.



Review Quotes




"A powerful story . . . Auel is a highly imaginative writer." --The New York Times Book Review

"Pure entertainment at its sublime, wholly exhilarating best."--Los Angeles Times

"Auel may be creating one of the most believable characters in English fiction--one to rank with Sherlock Holmes, Scarlett O'Hara and a handful of others." --UPI



About the Author



Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth's Children(R) series has 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 honored by the French government's Ministry of Culture with the medal of an "Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters". She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.04 Inches (H) x 4.22 Inches (W) x 1.42 Inches (D)
Weight: .86 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 895
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Series Title: Earth's Children
Publisher: Bantam
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Jean M Auel
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2003
TCIN: 11821276
UPC: 9780553289428
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-2007
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.42 inches length x 4.22 inches width x 7.04 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.86 pounds
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