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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another...

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon — when she innocently touches a boulder 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 and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743.

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

Review:

"Absorbing and heartwarming...lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland." Publishers Weekly

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"Stunning!" Los Angeles Daily News

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

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Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.

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About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the author of five previous Outlander novels — Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross — as well as Lord John and the Private Matter and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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KimberlyB, May 14, 2010 (view all comments by KimberlyB)
I can't even put into words what an amazing book Outlander is and how wonderfully Diana Gabaldon writes. This is so much more than a paranormal romance novel. Outlander marks the beginning of the epic love story of Jamie and Claire that spans the Outlander series. It's filled with adventure, heartache, resilience, and hope. I can't say enough good things about this book! Read it and you won't be sorry.
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Susan Dawson, May 22, 2009 (view all comments by Susan Dawson)
Great series, but the author is much too wordy. If you like well-plotted novels, you will enjoy this fantasy/love story. However, I would suggest buying your own books so that you do not have to worry about returning books on time to a library. Many copies are available for purchase. I believe that the series would make a great movie, but the casting would be difficult.
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Lotus748, January 14, 2009 (view all comments by Lotus748)
This book will suck you into the Scottish Highlands of 1743 and will never let you go! Claire and Jamie are now essential parts of my life! It does start out a little slow, but the book is wonderful! Very well-researched and full of lore and language that bring the setting to life. Ms. Gabaldon can be a little overly descriptive (numbingly descriptive in the latter books) but the story is so good, you hardly notice. Read this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385302302
Author:
Gabaldon, Diana
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746 -- Fiction.
Subject:
Culloden, Battle of, 174
Subject:
Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-174
Subject:
Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 174
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
science fiction and fantasy;time travel;time travel romance;historical romance;fantasy romance;adventure romance;historical adventure
Copyright:
Series:
Outlander
Series Volume:
9346
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.60x6.36x1.60 in. 2.21 lbs.

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Product details 640 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385302302 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Absorbing and heartwarming...lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland."
"Review" by , "Stunning!"
"Review" by , "It is a large canvas that Gabaldon paints, filled with strong passions and derring-do. Strong willed and sensual, Claire is an engaging modern heroine plopped down in a simpler, more primitive time....Great fun...marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex...perfect escape reading!"
"Synopsis" by , Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.
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