I just finished Shelters of Stone, the fifth in the Earth’s Children series by Jean M. Auel. I was glad that it was mostly a happy novel, with no real tragedies like in previous novels!
I was surprised to learn that the author has been writing these books since 1980! That’s when the first novel was published, this most recent novel was published in 2002. Next March she will be publishing the sixth installment, The Land of the Painted Caves. I’ll be reading that when it is released!