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Jean M. Auel
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Jean M. Auel

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Jean M. Auel Biography

Jean Auel is an American author best known for her Earth's Children® books, a series of novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. As of 2010 her novels have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. The series consists of The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980), The Valley of Horses(1982), The Mammoth Hunters (1985), The Plains of Passage (1990), The Shelters of Stone (2002), and The Land of Painted Caves (2011).

Ms. Auel lives in Portland, Oregon. She holds four honorary degrees from universities, and was awarded the French government's Ministry of Culture "Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters" medal.

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This biography was last updated on 07/16/2013.

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The Shelters of Stone
The Shelters of Stone

by Jean M. Auel

A sweeping story of love and danger - a continuation of the Earth's Children® saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear.
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