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Delacorte Press, 1991 - Fiction - 627 pages
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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, anda lover in another...

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war andreunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she innocently touches aboulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles.Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war andraiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in sooninextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch.She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies thatmay threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, agallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love soabsolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...andbetween two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

"Absorbing and heartwarming...lavishly evokes the land and lore ofScotland."
"--Publishers Weekly"

"--Los Angeles Daily News"

"It is a large canvas that Gabaldon paints, filled with strong passions andderring-do. Strong willed and sensual, Claire is an engaging modern heroineplopped down in a simpler, more primitive time.... Great fun ...marvelous andfantastic adventures, romance, sex ...perfect escape reading!"
"--San Francisco Chronicle"

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Not a bad Historical Fiction book with a bit of a Sci-Fi twist. Like many others I read the book because of the new series on TV, but I have seen it come across my desk many times at the Library ... Read full review

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Say what you want about these books- I LOVE them. I'm on "Drums of Autumn" and literally can't stop. I am utterly amazed and obsessed with the world that Diana Gabaldon has created with Jamie and ... Read full review

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Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of Lord John and the Private Matter and the wildly popular Outlander novels. She won a 2006 Quill Award for her most recent Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

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