An Echo in the Bone

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Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2010 - Fiction - 820 pages
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Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion - The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and heíd rather die than have to face his illegitimate son - a young lieutenant in the British army - across the barrel of a gun. Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price wonít include Jamieís life or his happiness, though- not if she has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claireís daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the drama of Briannaís parentsí story comes to life through Claireís letters. The pages reveal Claireís love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles - as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claireís fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonialAmerica.
 

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Reading a Gabaldon book makes me feel good. I've only read two so far and out of order but she writes with such elan and earthiness that I just read on even when I didn't quite understand the ... Read full review

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I'm grateful I didn't read An Echo in the Bone in 2009 when it was published. Five years would've been an excruciating wait for the next book in the Outlander series; the cliffhangers and loose ends ... Read full review

Contents

NOT YET AWHILE
36
A KNIFE THAT KNOWS MY HAND
96
DELICATE MATTERS
127
THE BLACK CHAMBER
133
UNARMED CONFLICT
142
WEE DEMONS
154
PULLING TEETH
163
AE FOND KISS
183
DESERTER GAME ROUND II
527
NO BETTER COMPANION THAN THE RIFLE
534
ONE JUST MAN
543
SEPARATED FOREVER FROM MY FRIENDS AND KIN
558
A GENTLEMAN CALLER
564
HAT TRICK
568
DEATHBED
575
GREASIER THAN GREASE
583

REGRET iw 21 THE MINISTERS CAT 213
230
FLUTTERBY
232
PART THREE Privateer
235
correspondence from the front
237
ioyeux noel
241
dee p 234
259
tunnel tigers
272
hilltops
276
conversation with a headmaster
280
ships that pass in the night 2
284
a guided tour through the chambers of the heart
302
PART FOUR Conjunction
338
A FLURRY OF SUSPICION
341
THE PLOT THICKENS
346
PSALMS 50
351
TICONDEROGA
363
THE GREAT DISMAL
369
PURGATORY
379
PLAIN SPEECH
398
A MATTER OF CONSCIENCE
404
THE BLESSING OF BRIDE AND OF MICHAEL
413
SHELTER FROM THE STORM
420
PART FIVE To the Precipice
430
CROSSROAD
433
COUNTDOWN
437
FRIENDS
441
THREE ARROWS
447
LEY LINES
451
HIGH PLACES
461
HENRY
467
RESERVATIONS
470
EXODUS
472
SI THE BRITISH ARE COMING
479
CONFLAGRATION
482
MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
489
RETURN OF THE NATIVE
491
RETREAT
493
WHILE STIU ALIVE
495
THE DESERTER GAME
505
INDEPENDENCE DAY
514
BATTLE OF BENNINGTON
522
DESPOILER
599
T E R M S O F S U R R E N D E R
608
SANCTUARY
612
PART
614
A STATE OF CONFLICT
617
THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
620
ONE EWE LAMB RETURNS TO THE FOLD
633
TWENTYTWENTY
637
S SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI
654
BY THE WIND GRIEVED
658
MEMORARAE
665
OLD DEBTS
668
THE CAVE
678
OENOMANCY
688
PURGATORY II
694
DISPOSITIONS
700
COUNTING SHEEP
707
THE RIGHT OF IT
709
PART SEVEN Reap the Whirlwind
713
SON OF A WITCH 715
714
VALLEY FORGE
726
SEVERANCE AND REUNION
738
RATHER MESSY
748
INKSTAINED WRETCH
754
ARMED WITH DIAMONDS AND WITH STEEL
761
FOOTSTEPS
764
INDEPENDENCE DAY II
766
A SERIES OF SHORT SHARP SHOCKS
768
THE PATHS OF DEATH
773
NUMBNESS
776
FIREFLY
784
NEXUS
786
MISCHIANZA
793
A BUTTERFLY IN A BUTCHERS YARD
797
LADY IN WAITING
798
RLDIVIVUS
802
BRED IN THE BONE
809
THE HOUR OF THE WOLF
812
Authors Notes
817
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Diana Gabaldonis theNew York Timesbestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander,Dragonfly in Amber,Voyager,Drums of Autumn,The Fiery Cross,andA Breath of Snow and Ashes(for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize)—as well as one work of nonfiction,The Outlandish Companion; the Outlander graphic novel,The Exile; and the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced inVoyager. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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