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Drums of Autumn

by Diana Gabaldon

W. B. Saunders Company | December 1, 1996 | Hardcover |

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In her long awaited new novel, Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon continues the remarkable story of Claire and Jamie Fraser that began with the classic Outlander, and its bestselling sequels, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager.

Cast ashore in the American colonies, the Frasers are faced with a bleak choice: return to a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the risky chance of a new life in the New World--menaced by Claire''s certain knowledge of the coming Revolution.

Still, a highlander is born to risk--and so is a time-traveler.  Their daughter, Brianna, is safe--they think--on the other side of a dangerous future; their lives are their own to venture as they will.  With faith in themselves and in each other, they seek a new beginning among the exiled Scottish Highlanders of the Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of the Colony of North Carolina.

Even in the New World, though, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatened from without and within; by the British Crown and by Jamie''s aunt, Jocasta
MacKenzie, last of the MacKenzies of Leoch.

A hunger for freedom drives Jamie to a Highlander''s only true refuge: the mountains.  And here at last, with no challenge to their peace--save wild animals, Indians, and the threat of starvation--the Frasers establish a precarious foothold in the wilderness, secure in the knowledge that even war cannot invade their mountain sanctuary.

But history spares no one, and when Brianna follows her mother into the past, not even the mountains can shelter a Highlander.  For Brianna too has an urgent
quest: not only to find the mother she has lost and the father she has never met, but to save them both from a future that only she can see.

Format: Hardcover

Published: December 1, 1996

Publisher: W. B. Saunders Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385255853

ISBN - 13: 9780385255851

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Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn

by Diana Gabaldon

Format: Hardcover

Published: December 1, 1996

Publisher: W. B. Saunders Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385255853

ISBN - 13: 9780385255851

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It is 1767, on the eve of the American Revolution. Jamie and Claire have landed on the shores of Charleston, South Carolina, to join the exiled Scottish Highlanders and begin a new life. Jamie, with his wife by his side and his daughter Brianna safe in the future, is determined to seek refuge in the mountains and keep his distance from a war that is not his own. But when Brianna crosses into the past in search of the father she has never seen, Jamie realizes that war spares no one--and that love is the only thing worth fighting for. "Gracious, you vill not how long haf eaten?" Miss Viorst peered at Brianna''s empty bowl with goodwilled incredulity. About the same age as Brianna herself, she was a broad-built, placid-tempered Dutchwoman whose motherly manner made her seem a good deal older. "Day before yesterday, I think." Brianna gratefully accepted a second helping of dumplings and broth, and yet another thick slab of salt-rising bread slathered with curls of fresh white butter. "Oh, thank you!" The food did something to fill the hollow space that yawned inside her, a small warm comfort around which to center herself. Lizzie''s fever had come on again, two days upriver. This time the attack was longer and more severe, and Brianna had been seriously afraid that Lizzie would die, right there in the middle of the Cape Fear River. She had sat in mid-canoe for all of a day and a night, while Viorst and his partner paddled like maniacs, she alternatel
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In her long awaited new novel, Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon continues the remarkable story of Claire and Jamie Fraser that began with the classic Outlander, and its bestselling sequels, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager.

Cast ashore in the American colonies, the Frasers are faced with a bleak choice: return to a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the risky chance of a new life in the New World--menaced by Claire''s certain knowledge of the coming Revolution.

Still, a highlander is born to risk--and so is a time-traveler.  Their daughter, Brianna, is safe--they think--on the other side of a dangerous future; their lives are their own to venture as they will.  With faith in themselves and in each other, they seek a new beginning among the exiled Scottish Highlanders of the Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of the Colony of North Carolina.

Even in the New World, though, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatened from without and within; by the British Crown and by Jamie''s aunt, Jocasta
MacKenzie, last of the MacKenzies of Leoch.

A hunger for freedom drives Jamie to a Highlander''s only true refuge: the mountains.  And here at last, with no challenge to their peace--save wild animals, Indians, and the threat of starvation--the Frasers establish a precarious foothold in the wilderness, secure in the knowledge that even war cannot invade their mountain sanctuary.

But history spares no one, and when Brianna follows her mother into the past, not even the mountains can shelter a Highlander.  For Brianna too has an urgent
quest: not only to find the mother she has lost and the father she has never met, but to save them both from a future that only she can see.

From the Jacket

In her long awaited new novel, "Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon continues the remarkable story of Claire and Jamie Fraser that began with the classic "Outlander, and its bestselling sequels, "Dragonfly in Amber and "Voyager.
Cast ashore in the American colonies, the Frasers are faced with a bleak choice: return to a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the risky chance of a new life in the New World--menaced by Claire''s certain knowledge of the coming Revolution.
Still, a highlander is born to risk--and so is a time-traveler. Their daughter, Brianna, is safe--they think--on the other side of a dangerous future; their lives are their own to venture as they will. With faith in themselves and in each other, they seek a new beginning among the exiled Scottish Highlanders of the Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of the Colony of North Carolina.
Even in the New World, though, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatened from without and within; by the British Crown and by Jamie''s aunt, Jocasta
MacKenzie, last of the MacKenzies of Leoch.
A hunger for freedom drives Jamie to a Highlander''s only true refuge: the mountains. And here at last, with no challenge to their peace--save wild animals, Indians, and the threat of starvation--the Frasers establish a precarious foothold in the wilderness, secure in the knowledge that even war cannot invade their mountain sanctuary.
But history spares no one, and when Brianna follows her mother into the past, not even the mountains can shelter a Highlander. For Brianna too has an urgent
quest: not only to find the mother she has lost and the father she has never met, but to save them both from a future that onlyshe can see.

About the Author

Diana Jean Gabaldon, 1952 - Diana Gabaldon was born January 11, 1952 in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, and M.S. in Marine Biology, and a B.S. in Zoology. She has worked as a university Professor and has written freelance for various magazines, companies and as well as Walt Disney. Gabaldon is the well-known author of the "Outlander" series. She is married to a drag racer and has three children.

From Our Editors

Scottish time-travellers Claire and Jamie Fraser face new places and challenges in this thrilling tale. When the Highlander couple land on America's shores just before the revolution, their only chance for survival is to stay and make a life for themselves in the New World. As a vindictive aunt and the British crown threaten their existence, they flee into the hills where they think they're safe. But their daughter Brianna, on the other side of time, can see their fatal future. She's the only one who can save her parents in Diana Gabaldon's Drums Of Autumn. At this special low price, it makes an easy addition to any adventure lover's library.
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