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Delacorte Press, 1991
But just then, for that fraction of time, it seems as though all things are possible. You can look across the limitations of your own life, and see that they are really nothing. In that moment when time stops, it is as though you know you could undertake any venture, complete it and come back to yourself, to find the world unchanged, and everything just as you left it a moment before. And it's as though knowing that everything is possible, suddenly nothing is necessary.  

Before there was GAME OF THRONES, there was OUTLANDER.  A time travel romance with an epic love triangle, spellbinding passion, rich history, exhilarating adventures and extraordinary characters.  Eight books and several novellas later, the OUTLANDER series is a major hit on paper and on screen.  In fact, PBS’ The Great American Read declared it one of the Top Ten Best-Loved Novels in America.  And, Starz is currently playing Season 5.   

Readers continue to be enthrall, engaged and excited with the adventures of a British nurse and her sexy Scot.  Let’s start at the beginning and meet Claire and Jamie as if for the first time.  Chapter 1....

SUMMARY:  Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  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, and A 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.  Visit her at