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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User Review  - Jeannine504 - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Sharon.Flesher - LibraryThing

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

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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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