Reindeer Moon

Reindeer Moon

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Reindeer Moon may well come to be regarded as the supreme contemporary novel of our prehistory. It opens up corridors to the imagination that lead us back toward the long echoes of our distant human past, and its characters, as vivid as any alive, live on in the mind long after the book has been set down.

Reindeer Moon is the first novel, but not the first book, by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of classic anthropological accounts of hunters and gatherers. Yanan, its headstrong heroine, lived twenty thousand years ago near Woman Lake in central Siberia among places you will not find on any modern map. Yanan, only thirteen when her story begins, is passionate and courageous, and her companions--hunters of deer, gatherers of roots and twigs, shamans, babies at the breast--are all, like her, bound to the harsh realities of hunger, cold, death by violence or childbirth, and the cycles of love and jealousy, of marriage and kinship. As Yanan recounts the terrible adventures of her brief life she departs, from time to time, on spirit journeys that evoke the lives of animals with extraordinary intimacy, for Yanan's fate is like ours but conceived in different terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544409880
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 275,966
File size: 980 KB

About the Author

One of the most widely read American anthropologists, ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS has observed dogs, cats, and elephants during her half-century-long career. Her many books include The Social Lives of Dogs, The Tribe of Tiger, and The Hidden Life of Deer.  She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

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Reindeer Moon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Could not put this book down. It was amazing. Reminded me a lot of "The Clan of the Cave Bear" series. If you liked those books, you will love this one. In some ways, this one was almost better. The story pulls you in from the opening pages. Brought out every possible emotion from me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was very happy with the novel.