Ayla, the heroine first introduced in THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR, is loved by millions of readers, with the result that the Earth Children series has become a national literary phenomenon. In THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE Ayla's story continues.
Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback over the grasslands of Ice-Age Europe. They traverse a vast continent, difficult and treacherous, but pristine and breathtakingly beautiful, full of enchantment. Their trek is a search for something that calls them, that special place that can be their home.
"A panorama of human culture in its infancy. A powerful story...Auel is a highly imaginative writer. She humanizes prehistory and gives it immediacy." (The Chicago Sun- Times)
About the Author
Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth's Children series — set in prehistoric Europe — has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Her extensive research — including learning how to construct an ice cave for her first book The Clan of the Cave Bear — has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She has honorary degrees from four universities and received the French government’s medal of an "Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters."
Date of Birth:February 18, 1936
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Education:M.B.A., University of Portland, 1976