The Valley of Horses

What is the author's style in The Valley of Horses: A Novel by Jean M. Auel?

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The language of the novel is simple in its narration and descriptions. There are words in the novel that are unfamiliar or used in a new way for most readers, but these words are often explained either within the text or through their context in dialogue or description. The writer attempts to keep much of her language consistent with how she imagines the people spoke in the time period in which the novel is set, keeping her story authentic. However, there are times in which these unusual words can be jarring, taking the reader out of the story for seconds at a time and making the plot difficult to enjoy.