Readers of The Book Case expressed major excitement when we blogged about the publication of The Land of Painted Caves, the sixth and final book in the Earth's Children series by Jean M. Auel. (It's coming March 29, 2011.)
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And this weekend USA Today had more news for Auel fans: "On Oct. 6, the series will be released for the first time as e-books; paperback editions will be reissued with new covers next spring." Note that since the novels are published by Random House, they will not be available in Apple's iBookstore.

September 30 will be the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Clan of the Cave Bear—the start of a series that has now sold 45 million books worldwide (and certainly inspired this blogger, as a high school student, to stay up late reading). Will you celebrate by re-visiting the story of Ayla, Auel's protagonist?

Also in BookPage: Read an interview with Auel about The Shelters of Stone, the fifth book in the series.

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