Read It First Good for Book Clubs

The Wait Is Nearly Over! Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves Hits Stores March 29

A few weeks ago, we asked RIFers to send in video reviews of their favorite Jean M. Auel book, and we were so excited when the videos started coming in! We’re thrilled that Jean M. Auel and her publisher have made advance copies of the highly anticipated sixth book in Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children® series available for the Read It Forward community. Before you enter for a chance to win a copy of The Land of Painted Caves, take a few minutes to watch our RIFer video book reviews. They’re personal and heartfelt and fun – and if you’re a fan of the Earth’s Children® series, you’ll love hearing other readers talk about how much Jean M. Auel’s books mean to them.

Meet the Author Good for Book Clubs

Nick Trout, Author of Ever By My Side, Gives Thanks for His Animal Mentors

My third book, Ever By My Side, germinated from a desire to recognize and celebrate some of the unsung mentors of my life, both on two legs and on four. I’m talking about family – the one I grew up in and the one I have created – and all those animals along the way that I came to think of as my own pets. Ever By My Side is my attempt to share those moments in a lifetime in which the actions of a human or an animal changed my perspective and left me with a lesson I would never forget. In sharing their legacy, I’m really saying “thank you” for all the opportunities that have shaped my life.

Meet the Author Good for Book Clubs

Taylor Stevens, author of The Informationist, on Her Feral, Take-No-Prisoners Heroine

I didn’t set out to create a world-class, kick-ass heroine, it sort of just happened. And it wasn’t until feedback started arriving from test readers that I even clued in to how strong – and perhaps unusual – Vanessa Michael Munroe is, or why it was that she is set to take her place within a small constellation of remarkable female characters. With the reviews have come the comparisons: Jason Bourne, Lara Croft, Lisbeth Salander, and Sidney Bristow.

Meet the Editor Good for Book Clubs

Editor Heather Lazare on Visiting Madame Tussaud’s

When my sister and I arrived at the final room of Madame Tussaud’s Time Square, I saw her: Marie Tussaud. She wears a simple white dress with a subtle blue floral pattern and she’s been sculpted later in life, not the woman in her twenties and early thirties who occupies the pages of Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud. But I knew her instantly. She tilts her head to one side while holding out a hat, as if she’s about to set it upon icy Napoleon who’s standing a few feet away from her. Her expression is proud and peaceful, a woman who has overcome incredible hardship.

Readers Respond Good for Book Clubs

Share Your Video Review and Receive a Copy of Jean Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves

Calling all Jean Auel fans! Last week we launched our video review series – now we want to hear from you! Be among the first to read the highly anticipated The Land of Painted Caves. To receive a free advance copy, record a short video review (three minutes max) of your favorite book in Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children® series. Hold up the book in your review, and tell us what makes it your favorite!