Outlander

Outlander

Book - 2011
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Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2011
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780440423201
0440423201
Branch Call Number: GABALDON
Characteristics: 662 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Alternative Title: Outlander, the musical

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ArapahoeAlyson Jul 31, 2019

Claire's love of plants, gardening and healing works through the centuries!

Jamie and Claire might be the best fictional couple ever!

List - Whole Lot of Love
ArapahoeStaff Jan 30, 2018

In book, audio or movie format, Jamie and Claire are an amazing couple and one of the best love stories ever! ArapahoeAlyson

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ArapahoeKati Aug 08, 2016

You'll be hard-pressed not to fall for Jamie in this deliciously romantic and epic tale of Scotland.

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ArapahoeAlyson Jan 29, 2018

In book, audio or movie format Jamie and Claire are an amazing couple and one of the best love stories ever!


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thedyslexiclibrarian Sep 26, 2019

Not for the faint hearted, but I kept on reading to the end, so that is something.

I will read more of the series.

JCLBeckyC Sep 23, 2019

After working at the public library for twenty-six years, I finally jumped onto the Outlander bandwagon! I've had so many patrons over the years recommend this series to me, but not until recently did I think I could manage to read it. The books are so long! Time-travel romance? Isn't that cheesy? After binge-watching the first four seasons of the TV series based on Gabaldon's books, and now having read the first book in the series all I can say is this: I AM HERE FOR IT. Finally. I am proudly obsessed.

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avlcek
Sep 22, 2019

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nikkicoco777
Aug 24, 2019

Book 1

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nikkicoco777
Aug 24, 2019

Book 1

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nikkicoco777
Aug 24, 2019

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nalahblueberry5
Aug 18, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I plan on reading the next one, but we'll see about the rest of the series.

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Danielle_53
Aug 12, 2019

My favourite book. I'm working on book 5 (Fiery Cross) currently but the 3rd (Voyager) was my favourite so far, love the drama, the heartbreak, adventure and love in this series.

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doeringjo128
Jul 14, 2019

Lengthy and disjointed (in some parts of the book). Overdramatized in others, where i found myself asking - another thing happened? If it were shorter I would consider reading the rest of the series, but at 850 pages it’s not worth my time.

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SFBookAddict
May 28, 2019

I liked this book more after seeing the TV series and rereading it the second time. It is indeed a very long book but the story moves along and never bogs down. The heroine Claire, who does not choose to be transported to 18th century Scotland, is one tough lady. I admire her intelligence, spunk, resourcefulness, inner strength, and resilience. This is not by any means a bodice ripper story. In fact, it is more than a love story. It's a story of survival and resilience. The author transports you to 18th century Scotland, portraying the harsh, violent, dangerous and brutal world of the conflict between the Scots and English. She never sugarcoats those times. It was a very exciting and thought provoking experience reading this novel following a 20th century world war nurse coping and adjusting to those perilous times in Scotland. I learned a lot about Scottish clan life too. The author certainly did her homework. And hero Jamie Fraser is truly a remarkable, admirable man, and the love he has for Claire is very deep. And I disagree with others' comments here that this book had graphic sex scenes. On the contrary, it's the TV series that has more graphic sex scenes. Finally, Black Jack Randall is one of the cruelest, despicable villains ever written.

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Geraldine9
Aug 26, 2016

“Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.”

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agrubic
Jun 21, 2016

Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.”

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Washuai
Jun 18, 2015

“Now, then. What does ‘fucking’ mean?”

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

" Hanovers and Stuarts? To me, these were still no more than names on a chart on the schoolroom wall. What were they, compared with an unthinkable evil like Hitler's Reich? It made a difference to those who lived under the kings, I supposed, though the differences might seem trivial to me. Still, when had the right to live as one wished ever been trivial? Was a struggle to choose one's own destiny less worthwhile than the necessity to stop a great evil?"-Claire

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

" Aye, I believe ye, Sassenach. But it would ha' been a good deal easier if you'd only been a witch."-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

" Ye need not be scairt of me. Nor of anyone here, so long as I'm with ye."-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

" I wanted ye from the first time I saw ye-but I loved ye when you wept in my arms and let me comfort you, that first time at Leoch."-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

" For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. It is all. It is undying. And it is enough."-Claire

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

" There are things that I canna tell you, at least not yet. And I'll ask nothing of ye that ye canna give me. But what I would ask of ye-when you do tell me something, let it be the truth. And I'll promise ye the same. We have nothing now between us, save-respect, perhaps. And I think that respect has maybe room for secrets, but not for lies. Do ye agree?"-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Sep 29, 2014

"Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ."-Claire

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Anistasya
Jan 07, 2015

Sexual Content: Although not explicit, there is quite a lot of sex in this book (mostly between consenting & married adults). There is one instance rape which, while not shown explicitly, may still be disturbing to some readers.

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Anistasya
Jan 07, 2015

Violence: 18th century Scotland is a grimy and violent place. Claire is a healer, so sees her fair share of blood and gore. Violence is not too explicit, however, and most of the focus is on the impact of violence on those who survive it.

PBnuffsaid Jul 27, 2014

Sexual Content: Some sexual scenes

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mickaylasnana May 11, 2011

English nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall and husband Frank take a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands in 1945. When Claire walks through a cleft stone in an ancient henge, she's somehow transported to 1743. She encounters Frank's evil ancestor, British captain Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall, and is adopted by another clan. Claire nurses young soldier James Fraser, a gallant, merry redhead, and the two begin a romance, seeing each other through many perilous, swashbuckling adventures involving Black Jack. Scenes of the Highlanders' daily life blend poignant emotions with Scottish wit and humor. Eventually Sassenach (outlander) Claire finds a chance to return to 1945, and must choose between distant memories of Frank and her happy, uncomplicated existence with Jamie.

EPLPicks_Teen Apr 07, 2010

In Scotland with her husband on a second honeymoon after World War II, Claire enters a circle of stones and is transported back to the Battle of Culloden 200 years earlier, where she must marry a Scot to save her husband

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