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The Plains of Passage
by Jean M. Auel
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PublisherBantam
Release Date2002-06-25 (added to CC 1 Oct 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank47,505
Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla.

With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey--away from the welcoming hearths of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar, with their many innovative skills, including the taming of wild horses and a wolf; others will avoid them, threatened by what they cannot understand; and some will threaten them. But Ayla, with no memory of her own people, and Jondalar, with a hunger to return to his, are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home.

Member Reviews
(4 Oct)
In my opinion the last first four books in the series are all perfect...except that I don't like romance stories, but I always skip the mushy stuff so that's not much of a problem. Also, I know plenty of people read the stories mostly for the mushy stuff. The protagonists go through the wilderness on a long journey to a large society they plan to live in. This story involves my favorite adventure in the series. If you liked the first three, I recommend at least reading this one.
(21 Sep 2015)
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