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    DescriptionIn her long awaited new novel, "Drums of Autumn," Diana Gabaldoncontinues the remarkable story of Claire and Jamie Fraser that began with theclassic "Outlander," and its bestselling sequels, "Dragonfly inAmber" and "Voyager."Cast ashore in the American colonies, the Frasers are faced with a bleakchoice: return to a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the riskychance of a new life in the New World--menaced by Claire's certain knowledge ofthe coming Revolution.Still, a highlander is born to risk--and so is a time-traveler. Theirdaughter, Brianna, is safe--they think--on the other side of a dangerousfuture; their lives are their own to venture as they will. With faith inthemselves and in each other, they seek a new beginning among the exiledScottish Highlanders of the Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of theColony of North Carolina.Even in the New World, though, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatenedfrom without and within; by the British Crown and by Jamie's aunt, JocastaMacKenzie, last of the MacKenzies of Leoch.A hunger for freedom drives Jamie to a Highlander's only true refuge: themountains. And here at last, with no challenge to their peace--save wildanimals, Indians, and the threat of starvation--the Frasers establish aprecarious foothold in the wilderness, secure in the knowledge that even warcannot invade their mountain sanctuary.But history spares no one, and when Brianna follows her mother into the past, not even the mountains can shelter a Highlander. For Brianna too has an urgentquest: not only to find the mother she has lost and the father she has nevermet, but to save them both from a future that only she can see.


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    Title
    Drums of Autumn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diana Gabaldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1070
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780440224259
    ISBN 10: 044022425X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Libri: ENGM1010
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    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: FR
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009030
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 79
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027090
    B&T General Subject: 703
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS3557.A22 D78 1997B
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027050
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    11 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Diana Gabaldon is the "New York Times" bestselling author of Lord John and the Private Matter and the wildly popular Outlander novels. She won a 2006 Quill Award for her most recent Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
    Review quote
    "The New York Times" Bestseller A featured alternate selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club "Unforgettable characters...richly embroidered with historical detail...I just can't put it down."--"Cincinnati Post" "Drums of Autumn is Diana Gabaldon at her finest and most mesmerizing."--"Affaire de Coeur" "Passionate...remarkable--a mix of history, fantasy, romance and unabashedly ribald storytelling."--"Arizona Republic" "Wonderful....this is escapist historical fiction at its best."--"San Antonio Express-News"
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    The magnificent saga continues.... 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 but 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....