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An Echo In The Bone

by Diana Gabaldon

Doubleday Canada | September 22, 2009 | Hardcover |

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A new Outlander novel - the seventh - from #1 National Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon.

Readers have been waiting with bated breath for the seventh volume in bestselling author Diana Gabaldon's epic Outlander saga - a masterpiece of historical fiction featuring Jamie and Claire, from one of the genre's most popular and beloved authors.

Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he'd rather die than face his illegitimate son - a young lieutenant in the British Army - across the barrel of a gun. Fraser's time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won't include Jamie's life or happiness - not if she has anything to say.

Claire's grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna's parents' history - a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 848 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.97 in

Published: September 22, 2009

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385666101

ISBN - 13: 9780385666107

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An Echo In The Bone

An Echo In The Bone

by Diana Gabaldon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 848 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.97 in

Published: September 22, 2009

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385666101

ISBN - 13: 9780385666107

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1 Sometimes They’re Really Dead Wilmington, colony of North Carolina July 1776 The pirate’s head had disappeared. William heard the speculations from a group of idlers on the quay nearby, wondering whether it would be seen again. “Na, him be gone for good,” said a ragged man of mixed blood, shaking his head. “De ally-gator don’ take him, de water will.” A backwoodsman shifted his tobacco and spat into the water in disagreement. “No, he’s good for another day– two, maybe. Them gristly bits what holds the head on, they dry out in the sun. Tighten up like iron. Seen it many a time with deer carcasses.” William saw Mrs. MacKenzie glance quickly at the harbor, then away. She looked pale, he thought, and maneuvered himself slightly so as to block her view of the men and the brown flood of high tide, though since it was high, the corpse tied to its stake was naturally not visible. The stake was, though– a stark reminder of the price of crime. The pirate had been staked to drown on the mudflats several days before, the persistence of his decaying corpse an ongoing topic of public conversation. “Jem!” Mr. MacKenzie called sharply, and lunged past William in pursuit of his son. The little boy, red-haired like his mother, had wandered away to listen to the men’s talk, and was now leaning perilously out over the water, clinging to a bollard in an attempt to see the dead pirate. Mr. MacKenzie snatche
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Table of Contents

Prologue PART ONE A Troubling of the Waters 1. Sometimes They’re Really Dead 2. And Sometimes They Aren’t 3. Life for Life 4. Not Yet Awhile 5. Morality for Time-Travelers PART TWO Blood, Sweat, and Pickles 6. Long Island 7. An Uncertain Future 8. Spring Thaw 9. A Knife That Knows My Hand 10. Fireship 11. Transverse Lie 12. Enough 13. Unrest 14. Delicate Matters 15. The Black Chamber 16. Unarmed Conflict 17. Wee Demons 18. Pulling Teeth 19. Ae Fond Kiss 20. I REGRET . . . 21. The Minister’s Cat 22. Flutterby PART THREE Privateer 23. Correspondence from the Front 24. Joyeux Nöel 25. The Bosom of the Deep 26. Stag at Bay 27. Tunnel Tigers 28. Hilltops 29. Conversation with a Headmaster 30. Ships That Pass in the Night 31. A Guided Tour through the Chambers of the Heart PART FOUR Conjunction 32. A Flurry of Suspicion 33. The Plot Thickens 34. Psalms, 30 35. Ticonderoga 36. The Great Dismal 37. Purgatory 38. Plain Speech 39. A Matter of Conscience 40. The Blessing of Bride and of Michael 41. Shelter from the Storm PART FIVE To the Precipice 42. Crossroad 43. Countdown 44. Friends 45. Three arrows 46. Ley Lines 47. High Places 48. Henry 49. Reservations 50. Exodus 51. The British Are Coming 52. Conflagration 53. Mount independence 54. Return of the native 55. Retreat 56. While still alive 57. The Deserter Game 58. Independence Day 59. Battle of Bennington 60. Deserter Game, round II 61. No Better Companion Than the Rifle 62. One Just Man 63. Separated Foreve
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From the Publisher

A new Outlander novel - the seventh - from #1 National Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon.

Readers have been waiting with bated breath for the seventh volume in bestselling author Diana Gabaldon's epic Outlander saga - a masterpiece of historical fiction featuring Jamie and Claire, from one of the genre's most popular and beloved authors.

Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he'd rather die than face his illegitimate son - a young lieutenant in the British Army - across the barrel of a gun. Fraser's time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won't include Jamie's life or happiness - not if she has anything to say.

Claire's grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna's parents' history - a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family.

From the Jacket

Praise for Diana Gabaldon:
"Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller's voice."
- The Globe and Mail

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels - Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes - as well as the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in Voyager and one work of non-fiction, The Outlandish Companion. Winner of a 2006 Quill Award for A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Gabaldon lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for An Echo in the Bone:
"A grand adventure written across a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across ten generations"
- CNN

Praise for Diana Gabaldon:
"Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller's voice."
- The Globe and Mail
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