Outlander (#1, TV tie-in, previously "Cross Stitch")
This is the first novel in the bestselling outlander series. It is now a major TV series. It was previously published as Cross Stitch. Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century - and a lover in another. In 1946, Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in Scotland. Innocently she walks through a stone circle in the Highlands, and finds herself in a violent skirmish taking place in 1743. Suddenly she is a Sassenach, an outlander, in a country torn by war and by clan feuds. A wartime nurse, Claire can deal with the bloody wounds that face her. But it is harder to deal with the knowledge that she is in Jacobite Scotland and the carnage of Culloden is looming. Marooned amid the passion and violence, the superstition, the shifting allegiances and the fervent loyalties, Claire is in danger from Jacobites and Redcoats - and from the shock of her own desire for James Fraser, a gallant and courageous young Scots warrior. Jamie shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire, and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES - soon to be a major new TV series.
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, No.1 New York Times and international bestselling OUTLANDER novels. She has also written several books in a sub-series featuring Lord John Grey, a number of non-fiction titles, and a graphic novel The Exile (set within the OUTLANDER universe and featuring the main characters from OUTLANDER). She holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters) and spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in scientific computation before beginning to write fiction. She has written scientific articles and textbooks, founded the scientific-computation journal Science Software Quarterly, and has written numerous comic-book scripts for Walt Disney. She and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona. To find out more visit www.dianagabaldon.com