848 pages, 9.2 × 6.05 × 1.8 in
June 22, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 038566611X
ISBN - 13: 9780385666114
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1Sometimes They’re Really DeadWilmington, colony of North CarolinaJuly 1776The 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 snatched the boy by the collar, pulled him in, and swept him up in his arms, though the boy struggled, cra
Table of Contents
ProloguePART ONEA Troubling of the Waters1. Sometimes They’re Really Dead2. And Sometimes They Aren’t3. Life for Life4. Not Yet Awhile5. Morality for Time-TravelersPART TWOBlood, Sweat, and Pickles6. Long Island7. An Uncertain Future8. Spring Thaw9. A Knife That Knows My Hand10. Fireship11. Transverse Lie12. Enough13. Unrest14. Delicate Matters15. The Black Chamber 16. Unarmed Conflict 17. Wee Demons18. Pulling Teeth19. Ae Fond Kiss20. I REGRET . . . 21. The Minister’s Cat 22. Flutterby PART THREEPrivateer23. Correspondence from the Front24. 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 FOURConjunction32. 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 FIVETo the Precipice42. Crossroad 43. Countdown 44. Friends 45. Three arrows 46. Ley Lines 47. High Places 48. Henry 49. Reservations 50. Exodus 51. The British Are Coming52. 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 II61. No Better Companion Than the Rifle 62. One Just Man 63. Separated Forever From My Friends and Kin 64. A Gentleman Caller 65. H
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 Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels, as well as the related Lord John Grey books, one work of nonfiction, and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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