#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES
Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
OUTLANDER 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.
Praise for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander novels
"Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading." - San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander "History comes deliciously alive on the page." - New York Daily News, on Outlander
"Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves." - The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber "Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer." - Publishers Weekly, on Voyager "Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail." - The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn "A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]." - CNN, on The Fiery Cross
"The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters." - BOOKLIST , on A Breath of Snow and Ashes "Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect." - People, on Written in My Own Heart's Blood
From the Hardcover edition.
Bantam; Mti edition
By Huxley, Aldous
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
By Goldman, William
William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests - for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love - that's thrilling and timeless.
Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible - inconceivable, even - to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in these pages. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an "abridged" retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to "Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions."
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Printing of the Reissue edition
Dead Until Dark
By Harris, Charlaine
What We're Reading Now: Written with wit and imagination, this has been the best vampire series I have read thus far. Open this book, and read about Sookie Stackhouse and her adventures.
Candace Odzimowski, Associate
Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisia