Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Little, Brown and Company
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From Goodreads:

The Last Neanderthal
"From the author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both 40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate.

But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself.

In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives. 

Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, THE LAST NEANDERTHAL asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human."

I'm a big historical fiction fan, and it's pretty rare to find books set in a time period with Neanderthals, so that immediately intrigues me! I'm generally not a big fan of historical fiction novels that alternate between past and present, but something about this book just sounds really interesting, so I'm definitely looking forward to checking it out!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

1 comment:

  1. ohmy, this totally slipped my radar. I love historical fiction too! Thanks for sharing this! :D