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A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella

By Diana Gabaldon
  • ISBN Code: : 0385680619
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Pages : 59
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-leaf-on-the-wind-of-all-hallows.pdf

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Available for the first time as an exclusive eBook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows,” readers finally learn the truth.

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385681380
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Fiction
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Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, delivers a captivating tale of history and suspense, with a touch of the supernatural, featuring Lord John Grey. This novella, originally published as “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” is now available as a standalone eBook. Lord John Grey, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty’s army, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave rebellion brewing in the mountains. But a much deadlier threat lies close at hand. The governor of the island is being menaced by zombies, according to a servant. Lord John has no idea what a zombie is, but it doesn’t sound good. It sounds even worse when hands smelling of grave dirt come out of the darkness to take him by the throat. Between murder in the governor’s mansion and plantations burning in the mountains, Lord John will need the wisdom of serpents and the luck of the devil to keep the island from exploding.

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385674023
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
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In a novel featuring Outlander hero Jamie Fraser in a major role, #1 bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the Lord John series. Jamie Fraser, a Scottish Jacobite officer paroled as a prisoner of war on an estate in the Lake District, finds the numbness of his days disturbed. First, by dreams of his dead wife, then by the presence of the small son he cannot claim. Much more disturbing is the sudden reappearance in his life of Lord John Grey, with a summons that will take him - again - from everything he values. A legacy from a dead friend has led Lord John and his brother Hal in pursuit of a corrupt army officer, along a trail of politics and murder. The matter becomes critical when the trail leads into Ireland, with a baffling message left in the tongue called "Erse" - the language spoken by Scottish Highlanders. Jamie is forced to help the Greys, in order to guard his own secrets. But the Greys have secrets, too, which may deprive him of his life, as well as his liberty.

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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0385674694
  • Total of Pages : 992
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Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0307368017
  • Total of Pages : 1008
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385674724
  • Total of Pages : 1120
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: drums-of-autumn.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past--or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once buy twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend--a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter Brianna... Now, Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...

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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0307372030
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 553
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Book Short Summary:

SPECIAL FOR THIS EDITION: The Return of Jamie & Claire -- a sneak preview of the next Outlander novel! Plus the short story Lord John and the Hell-fire Club. Adored bestselling author Diana Gabaldon brings us the first book in a new trilogy featuring many of the characters from her wildly popular Outlander series. In her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure -- a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters. Now one of these characters, Major Lord John Grey, opens the door to his own part of this world -- eighteenth-century London, a seething anthill of nobility and rabble peopled by soldiers and spies, whores and dukes. Great Britain is battling France for supremacy on three continents -- and life is good for a soldier. The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’ s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society -- and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy houses of London’ s night-world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility, and from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas ruled by the majestic fleet of the East India Company, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet, who may hold the key to everything -- or nothing. The early days of the Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical mystery by an author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide.

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 038567466X
  • Total of Pages : 976
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From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland... For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his .... Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0385674651
  • Total of Pages : 992
  • Category : Fiction
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Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her. In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S. The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743. Here, now, is The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser’s wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy – a time-traveller’s certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross – a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.

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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0525622233
  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Pdf File: the-making-of-outlander.pdf

Book Short Summary:

See how the story of Jamie Frasier and Claire Beauchamp Randall comes to life on the screen with this official, photo-filled companion to the third and fourth seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander novels. From its very first episode, the Outlander TV series transported its viewers back in time, taking us inside the world of Diana Gabaldon’s beloved series. From the Scottish Highlands, to the courts of Versailles, to the shores of America, Jamie and Claire’s epic adventure is captured in gorgeous detail. Now, travel even deeper into the world of Outlander with this must-have insider guide from New York Times bestselling author and television critic Tara Bennett. Picking up where The Making of Outlander: Seasons One & Two left off, this lavishly illustrated collectors’ item covers seasons three and four, bringing readers behind the scenes and straight onto the set of the show. You’ll find exclusive interviews with cast members, including detailed conversations with Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan (on-screen couple and real-life friends), as well as the writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more whose hard work and cinematic magic brings the world of Outlander to life on the screen. Every page features gorgeous photographs of the cast, costumes, and set design, including both official cast photography and never-before-seen candids from on set. The Making of Outlander: Seasons Three & Four is the perfect gift for the Sassenach in your life—and the only way to survive a Droughtlander!

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  • Book Code : 0758292236
  • Total of Pages : 432
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385685556
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : BOSTON LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO.
  • Book Code : N.a
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Book Short Summary:

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas. Those who wish suggestions for readings, recitations, plays, and parties, will find the lists in the appendix useful, in addition to the books on entertainments and games to be found in any public library. Special acknowledgment is made to Messrs. E. P. Dutton & Company for permission to use the poem entitled "Hallowe'en" from "The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems," by W. M. Letts; to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Company for the poem "Pomona," by William Morris; and to the Editors of The Independent for the use of five poems.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0451479025
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061839914
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling author takes a riveting new direction with this richly textured, multi-layered novel of friendship, murder, revenge, and class conflict set in an upper-crust English school—as enthralling and haunting as Ian McKewan’s Atonement and Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley Audere, agere, auferre. To dare, to strive, to conquer. For generations, elite young men have attended St. Oswald’s School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric classics teacher who has been a revered fixture for more than 30 years. But this year, things are different. Suits, paperwork, and Information Technology rule the world, and Straitley is reluctantly contemplating retirement. He is joined in this, his 99th, term by five new faculty members, including one who—unknown to Straitley and everyone else—holds intimate and dangerous knowledge of St. Ozzie’s ways and secrets, it’s comforts and conceits. Harboring dark ties to the school’s past, this young teacher has arrived with one terrible goal: Destroy St. Oswald’s. As the new term gets underway, a number of incidents befall students and faculty alike. Beginning as small annoyances—a lost pen, a misplaced coffee mug—they soon escalate to the life threatening. With the school unraveling, only Straitley stands in the way of St. Ozzie’s ruin. But the old man faces a formidable opponent—a master player with a strategy that has been meticulously planned to the final move. A harrowing tale of cat and mouse told in alternating voices, this riveting, hypnotically atmospheric novel showcases Joanne Harris’s astonishing storytelling talent as never before.

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  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0385674716
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey’s shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan’s library, Lord John and the Hand of Devils brings three unique novellas together for the first time. Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels. A young diplomat who had begged for Lord John’s help is killed before he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey. In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey’s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious “night-hag,” who spreads fear and death among the troops. Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry’s questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot–haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439170835
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: songs-of-love-and-death.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A groundbreaking and “wonderful” (Library Journal, starred review) anthology of fantasy, science fiction, and romance from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, edited by the acclaimed George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. From epic fantasy, post-apocalyptic America, to faerie-haunted rural fields in 18th-century England, to an intergalactic empire, join star-crossed lovers as they struggle against the forces of magic and fate. A star-studded cross-genre anthology Songs of Love and Death features all-original tales from seventeen of the most prestigious names in romance, fantasy, and science fiction. Contributors include: -Neil Gaiman -Diana Gabaldon -Jim Butcher -Robin Hobb -Marjorie M. Liu -Jo Beverley -Mary Jo Putney -Peter S. Beagle -Jacqueline Carey -Carrie Vaughn -Yasmine Galenorn -MLN Hanover -Kristine Kathryn Rusch -Linnea Sinclair -Cecelia Holland -Tanith Lee -Melinda Snodgrass -Lisa Tuttle

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By Valerie Estelle Frankel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476621160
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: the-symbolism-and-sources-of-outlander.pdf

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Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series—and the massive serial novel on which it is based—has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic. Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan Seer, the storyline is filled with mythology and symbolism from around the world, from the Fair Folk and the Loch Ness monster to wendigos, ghosts, zombies and succubae. Literary references abound, from the Bible to the classics, to Shakespeare and the English romantic poets. The series is also rich with its own symbolism: heather and white roses, the dragonfly in amber, Claire’s blue vase and wedding gown, her wedding rings and pearl necklace. This book untangles the myriad of myths, legends, symbols and literary references found in the series.

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  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Book Code : 0307800148
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-cay.pdf

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For fans of Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins comes Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner, The Cay. Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.” But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy. “Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting story…The idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole book…The result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.”—New York Times Book Review “A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelation…At once barbed and tender, tense and fragile—as Timothy would say, ‘outrageous good.’”—Kirkus Reviews * “Fully realized setting…artful, unobtrusive use of dialect…the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children’s literature.”—School Library Journal, Starred “Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling.”—Saturday Review “A tense and moving experience in reading.”—Publishers Weekly “Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.”—Booklist "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."—The Washington Star · A New York Times Best Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year · A Horn Book Honor Book · An American Library Association Notable Book · A Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember · A Child Study Association’s Pick of Children’s Books of the Year · Jane Addams Book Award · Lewis Carroll Shelf Award · Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award · Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award · Woodward School Annual Book Award · Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine

Adoring Outlander

By Valerie Estelle Frankel
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476624879
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 119
  • Pdf File: adoring-outlander.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is behind Outlander fever—the hit television drama’s popularity? Is it author Diana Gabaldon’s teasing posts on social media? Is it the real history reimagined? The highly emotional melodrama? Or is it the take-charge heroine and the sweet hero in a kilt? One of the show’s biggest draws is its multigenre appeal. Gabaldon—whose Outlander novels form the basis of the series—has called it science fiction, fantasy, romance, historical fiction and military fiction, depending on her audience. This collection of new essays explores the series as a romance, a ghost story, an epic journey, a cozy mystery, a comedy of manners, a gothic thriller and a feminist answer to Game of Thrones, and considers the source of its broad appeal.

"I Give You My Body . . ."

By Diana Gabaldon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385689810
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: i-give-you-my-body.pdf

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For writers looking to make sure their next physical interlude on the page inspires readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels. “Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.” In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You'll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward, and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as "The Rule of Three" for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon's own examples from the Outlander novels, "I Give You My Body . . ." is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.

Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again

By Theresa Carle-Sanders
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 1984855166
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: outlander-kitchen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sink your teeth into over 100 new easy-to-prepare recipes inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s beloved Outlander and Lord John Grey series, as well as the hit Starz original show—in the second official cookbook from Outlander Kitchen founder Theresa Carle-Sanders! “If you thought Scottish cuisine was all porridge and haggis washed down with a good swally of whiskey, Outlander Kitchen’s here to prove you wrong.”—Entertainment Weekly With the discovery of a New World comes an explosion of culinary possibilities. The later novels in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series and the Lord John Grey series have Jamie, Claire, Lord John, and friends embark on their revolutionary adventures across the Atlantic and back again—and with their voyages come hundreds of new mouthwatering flavors to entice the taste buds of even the most discerning palates. Professional chef and founder of Outlander Kitchen, Theresa Carle-Sanders returns with another hallmark cookbook—one that dexterously adapts traditional recipes for hungry, modern appetites. Interpreted with a spirit of generous humor and joyous adventure, the recipes herein are a mixture of authentic old-worldreceipts from Scottish settlers, new-world adaptations inspired by the cuisine of indigenous peoples, and humorously delicious character-inspired dishes—all created to satisfy your hunger and insatiable craving for everything Outlander, and with the modern kitchen in mind: • Breakfast: Mrs. Figg’s Flapjacks; Simon Fraser’s Grits with Honey • Soups: Leek and Potato Soup with Harry Quarry; Annie MacDonald’s Chicken Noodle Soup • Appetizers: Cheese Savories; Sardines on Toast for Lady Joffrey • Mains: Benedicta’s Steak and Mushroom Pie; The Cheerful Chicken’s Poulet au Miel Pork Tenderloin with Cider Sauce and German Fried Potatoes; Claire’s Beans and Sass • Sides: Tobias Quinn’s Colcannon; Fried Plantains; Corn Bread and Salt Pork Stuffing • Breads: John Grey’s Yorkshire Pudding; Corn Bread; Scones with Preserved Lemon • Sweets: Mistress Abernathy’s Apple Pandowdy; Oliebollen; Almond Biscuits With vivid, full-color photographs and a plethora of extras—including preserves, condiments, cocktails, and pantry basics—Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again is the highly anticipated follow-up to the immersive culinary experience that inspired thousands of Outlander fans to discover and embrace their inner chefs! Ith gu leòir! Or, bon appétit!

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

By Diana Gabaldon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 038568553X
  • Total of Pages : 896
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: the-outlandish-companion-volume-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Featuring all new material and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the world of Outlander, this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide covers volumes 4-8 of the series and will be a must-have for long-time fans of the bestselling series, new readers, and viewers of the Outlander series on Showcase. #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated fans with the story of Jamie and Claire for 23 years and 8 epic novels. Now, she takes her readers deeper into their world with the second volume of her comprehensive guide to all things Outlandish, covering all the Outlander books that have been published since the first volume in 1999: The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood. Featuring all new material and extensive illustrations, Diana shares with readers new and old the fascinating history and secrets behind her beloved series.

Outlander 8-Book Bundle

By Diana Gabaldon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 038568021X
  • Total of Pages : 7561
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: outlander-8-book-bundle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander series blends rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient eight-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser. “Great fun . . . marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.” —San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar second honeymoon with her husband in the Scottish Highlands. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and is hurled back in time to a Scotland simmering with war in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and rising armies that threatens her life, she’s obliged to wed James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, as the only way to survive. Thus begins a series of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic. This bundle includes: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE THE CUSTOM OF THE ARMY (E-NOVELLA) “Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller . . . the pages practically turn themselves.” —The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism, and romance.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Outlander

SONG OF MYSELF (The Original 1855 Edition & The 1892 Death Bed Edition)

By Walt Whitman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027233798
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: song-of-myself.pdf

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"Song of Myself" is a poem by Walt Whitman that is included in his work Leaves of Grass. It has been credited as "representing the core of Whitman's poetic vision". The poem was first published without sections as the first of twelve untitled poems in the first (1855) edition of Leaves of Grass. The first edition was published by Whitman at his own expense. In 1856 it was called "A Poem of Walt Whitman, an American" and in 1860 it was simply termed "Walt Whitman." Walter "Walt" Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

Outlanderäó»s Sassenachs

By Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476626650
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: outlanderäó-s-sassenachs.pdf

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A time travel epic featuring history and romance, Outlander—unlike most adventure series—is aimed at women audiences. The kilted male characters, the female narrator, the fantastic period costumes are atypical of male-gendered television. Both the show and the novels on which it is based address issues most series shy away from, like breast feeding, abortion and birth control. Role reversals are common—the powerful Claire rescues her virginal husband Jamie from sexual abuse. When the villainous Black Jack Randall displays his genitals to the heroine Jenny, she laughs. This collection of new essays examines Outlander as an exploration of what it means to be a capable 18th century woman and what it means in the modern world. As Claire explores different models of strength in both periods, Jamie comes to understand the nuances of male honor, power and alternative sexuality through the contrasting figures of Black Jack and Lord John. As the heroes negotiate the complications of marriage and life, they make discoveries about gender that resonate with modern audiences.

The Outlandish Companion

By Diana Gabaldon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385685254
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: the-outlandish-companion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in a brand-new edition, newly updated throughout, including new material from the author, 16 pages of Showcase television series tie-in photographs, and a gorgeous new cover and timed with the new season of Outlander on Showcase beginning April 2015. The Outlandish Companion is the comprehensive insider's guide to the first four books of Diana Gabaldon's bestselling series. New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon takes readers behind the scenes in The Outlandish Companion, an encyclopedic look at the first four books of the Outlander series. Necessary reading for new fans just starting the series who need to catch up, long-time readers wanting to relive how it all began, and everyone in between, the companion is packed with character guides, plot synopses, an extensive Gaelic glossary, and more.

Lord John 4-Book Bundle

By Diana Gabaldon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0385680228
  • Total of Pages : 1327
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: lord-john-4-book-bundle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure—a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters. When Gabaldon opened the door further to one of these characters, Lord John Grey, readers were fascinated by her portrait of eighteenth-century London—a seething anthill of nobility and rabble peopled by soldiers and spies, whores and dukes. Now, with this four-volume eBook bundle, you can discover the novels that have won over Gabaldon fans, both old and new. “First-rate . . . From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, [Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.” —The Washington Post on the Lord John series The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor. And so begins the series that has delighted millions. . . This bundle includes: LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS THE SCOTTISH PRISONER

A Discovery of Witches

By Deborah Harkness
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101475692
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 818
  • Pdf File: a-discovery-of-witches.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

Ice Palace

By Edna Ferber
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 034580614X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: ice-palace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1958, Ice Palace is Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's classic and mighty novel about the taming of a great northern wilderness—Alaska. Czar Kennedy came to Alaska for money and power, Thor Storm for a dream. This is the story of their struggle, over a long half-century, for the future of Alaska and the destiny of their beautiful, rebellious granddaughter, Christine, a courageous woman who must make a choice that will shape the destiny of a new generation. Above all, it is the glowing and eloquent tale of Alaska itself—the last, great American frontier.

The World of the Ten Thousand Things

By Charles Wright
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 1466877510
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 946
  • Pdf File: the-world-of-the-ten-thousand-things.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The World of Ten Thousand Things gathers The Southern Cross (1981), The Other Side of the River (1984), Zone Journals (1988), and a new group of poems, "Xionia," into one volume, allowing us to see Wright's work of the past decade as, in essence, one long poem, a meditation on self, history, and the metaphysical that is among the most ambitious and resonant creations in contemporary American poetry.