Pre-history and Early Civilizations

Pre-history and Early Civilizations

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Place of Setting Author Title Notes
Egypt George, Margaret The Memoirs of Cleopatra Based on the life of the last Egyptian Pharoah in the first century BCE
Egypt Moran, Michelle Nefertiti Based on the wife of Pharoah Amunhotep in the 1300’s BCE
Europe Auel, Jean The Clan of the Cave Bear Cro-magnon girl adopted by a Neandertal medicine woman. The series continues with five more books.
Greece Atwood, Margaret The Penelopiad The Odyssey re-told through the eyes of Penelope
Greece Beutner, Katharine Alcestis A re-imagined story of Alcestis, who gave her life in exchange for her husband’s
Greece LeGuin, Ursula Lavinia The story of the second wife of Aeneas
Greece Mitchison, Naomi The Corn King and the Spring Queen 228 BCE — the forced marriage of the Corn King and the Spring Queen sets off a series of quests by both women and men
Greece Wolf, Christa Cassandra Retells the story of the Iliad from the perspective of Cassandra
Greece Wolf, Christa Medea A modern retelling of the legend of Medea
Middle East Diamant, Anita The Red Tent Events of the Old Testament told through the eyes of Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob
Middle East and Europe Warner, Marina The Leto Bundle Ancient times to present — follows the story of Leto, a Greek goddess and mortal woman
North America Wood, Barbara Sacred Ground Ancient times to present – fictional Native American tribe in California
Worldwide Wood, Barbara The Blessing Stone Eight linked stories of world history, from pre-history to the 1800s