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Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.

Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from the Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

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"Gold ingots, a corpulent white sow, polyandry, incest, miscegenation, a new time-portal and much backstory augment this installment's edematous bloat." Kirkus Reviews

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"Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." Publishers Weekly

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"Readers will find every expectation fulfilled....The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters." Booklist

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"Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller....The pages practically turn themselves." Arizona Republic

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"Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller's voice." The Globe and Mail

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"Enemies both old and new add to the continuing drama of the Fraser family's survival in the hinterlands of North Carolina. Gabaldon's enjoyable formula works..." Library Journal

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"here is something so honest, rich and complete about the alternative worlds Gabaldon creates that I think she is a kind of genius." BookReporter.com

Synopsis:

Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.

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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Sue, April 13, 2006 (view all comments by Sue)
Does it come in paperback? I wanted it to finish out my series and everywhere I look it is either hardback or digital only. Why?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385324168
Author:
Gabaldon, Diana
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Romance - Time Travel
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
science fiction and fantasy;time travel;time travel romance;historical romance;fantasy romance;adventure romance;historical adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series:
Outlander
Publication Date:
September 27, 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
9.51 x 6.5 x 2 in 3 lb

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Product details 992 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385324168 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Gold ingots, a corpulent white sow, polyandry, incest, miscegenation, a new time-portal and much backstory augment this installment's edematous bloat."
"Review" by , "Triumphant....Her use of historical detail and truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer."
"Review" by , "Readers will find every expectation fulfilled....The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters."
"Review" by , "Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller....The pages practically turn themselves."
"Review" by , "Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller's voice."
"Review" by , "Enemies both old and new add to the continuing drama of the Fraser family's survival in the hinterlands of North Carolina. Gabaldon's enjoyable formula works..."
"Review" by , "here is something so honest, rich and complete about the alternative worlds Gabaldon creates that I think she is a kind of genius."
"Synopsis" by , Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.
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