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    DescriptionEagerly 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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    Title
    A Breath of Snow and Ashes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diana Gabaldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 979
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 1,383 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385324168
    ISBN 10: 0385324162
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    Libri: I-FR
    BIC subject category V2: FRH
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: FR
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E7
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027090
    B&T Approval Code: P26102820
    LC classification: PS3557.A22 B74 2005
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027050
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.3.6.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FRH, FLG
    Publisher
    Delacorte Press
    Imprint name
    Delacorte Press
    Publication date
    27 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Diana Gabaldon is the author of Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Private Matter, and the "New York Times" bestselling Outlander novels. She won a 2006 Quill Award for her most recent Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
    Review quote
    "The sixth instalment of the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser, already number one on the bestseller list, is a whopping 980 pages of action-packed escapism. It also has surprisingly melancholy and insightful views on the experience of growing old and dealing with the losses that entails.... One of the things that sets Gabaldon apart from other romance writers is exhaustive research of the times in which her characters live, so evident in her attention to period detail.... plot lines and stand-alone yarns are expertly woven together with the overall theme of impending doom and the question of predetermination." --"Toronto Star" "Fans of Diana Gabaldon's popular Outlander series have another rousing historical-science-fiction-romance novel to savour in A Breath of Snow and Ashes.... For fans, this book is another slam-dunk hit. It's a massive, long-lasting source of entertainment." --"Gazette" (Montreal) "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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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.