Circles of Stone

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Evoking the narrative sweep of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the spiritual resonance of The Celestine Prophecy, Joan Dahr Lambert creates an extraordinary novel of prehistoric life...

In this compelling adventure, the stories of three wise women -- each called Zena, yet born thousands of generations apart -- unfold in a compassionate and moving saga that celebrates the remarkable growth of the human spirit.

Ranging from the African savanna more than one million years ago to the fertile shores of the Red Sea to the magnificent limestone caves of the Pyrenees mountains -- where the first artists painted the firelit wonders of their existence -- scene after breathtaking scene draws us into their lives as they negotiate a world they do not understand. In this world, an ostrich eggshell becomes a wondrous device for carrying water and the earth's upheavals reveal a lush, lifesaving oasis to a starving tribe.

With striking detail, Circles of Stone reinvents the incredible lives of our distant ancestors. As the human heart and soul emerge in a volatile dance of experience, language, and meaning, Circles of Stone becomes an unforgettable, supremely entertaining read.

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  • Iset

    I’ve been struggling about how best to review this book, because it has genuine qualities to recommend it, and yet in some ways it’s very problematic.The book is divided into three parts, each tel...

  • Ryan

    I found this book in the for sale room of my library. I thought it looked interesting and for less than a dollar I figured it couldn't be too bad. What I didn't know is that this book would change my ...

  • Jessica Wicks

    I love the tales of prehistoric humans of a time when clans were run by women rather than men. In this first book in a trilogy, the author tells of some of our earliest ancestors in Africa, as she cal...

  • Debby

    Another life changer. All about people who lived a million years ago, then I think it was 50,000 then 10,000 year ago. In Lambert's view, the old civilizations were maternal, led by consensus with the...

  • Roy Cantrell

    Liked the way the story was influenced and shaped by modern archaeological findings. If you believe the modern version of the rise of man, then this gives a good representation of what it may have bee...

  • Bogormen

    Someone said it was a cross between Clan of the Cave Bear and The Red Tent. I liked both but not this one. Found myself skimming the parts with to much "Goddess babble" by the end to get it over with...

  • Holly

    Well written and researched.Well written, extensively researched, and wonderfully descriptive. Any lover of history, archaeology, pre history, sociology, anthropology, and religious mythology will be ...

  • Christen

    I read this so long ago, but I remember really liking it. It was along the lines of "Clan of the Cave Bear" meets "The Red Tent"....

  • Tara

    I loved this book. I found it a deeply powerful book of the feminine and the Goddess within. ...

  • Sarah

    One of my favorite historical/pagan/feminist fiction novels!...