24 of 30
The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron
Cameron’s latest weaves the prehistoric with the modern. One thread follows Girl, a Pleistocene-era teenager and possibly the last living Neanderthal, who forges a bond with an orphan named Runt. The other follows an ambitious archaeologist attempting to wrap a big dig (of Neanderthal artifacts, obviously) before giving birth to her first baby. April 25.