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    Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling 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)–and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion, as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, inAn Echo in the Bone, the enormously anticipated seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

    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 he’d 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 won’t include Jamie’s 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 Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s 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 Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

    With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure–a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.


    ISBN 9780385342452
    Genre FICTION / Romance / Time Travel
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 820
    Publisher Date 2009-09-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Delacorte Pr
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 2.0 in
    Unit weight 2.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Novel
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gabaldon, Diana
    Country of Origin United States

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      I'm really enjoying the book, but am finding it hard to remember some of the old story line as I read the last book so long ago.

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      Loved this book only complaint I have is it's heavy. good story line that continues from earlier books.I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read. So far I have every book she has writtenand they just seem to get better.

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      You can't go wrong with a book by this author!

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      My title says it all -- fantastic reading, awesome love story!

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    • Anything Gabaldon writes is great
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      This story by Gabaldon was difficult to accept after first reading the whole story. I know another book is on its way, so hopefully, there will be answers to so many unanswered questions that the end of the story left behind. I am a great fan of the author and have read all of the books in this series and others. I cannot wait for the next book to come has been too long of a wait

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      I enjoy reading her books. This series is very interesting.

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      In true Diana Gabaldon fashion a lot of time is spent during the first quarter of the book diving into character development which can be a bit monotonous in areas. I say this only because there are a few of the characters I am less interested in than others, so that is more a personal thing I would say, but the develpment is important to the story line and makes the rest of the book that much better. This is one of the better stories in the series I believe and really enjoyed this book!

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