Jamie and Clare Fraser fans unite. Join us in discussing the first book in the 'Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon on Monday evening, January 10th in the International Room on the second floor of the Carnegie building at 244 W. Michigan Ave. We will meet at 6:00 and talk until 8:00 or later. I could talk just about Jamie all day! If you haven't read the book, but like adventure, romance, Scottish history, or time-travel, think about it. The story centers around Clare, a WWII nurse, visiting Scotland with her husband whom she hasn't seen much of since the war started. She wanders around some Standing Stones and blam, she's under attack by 18th century British soldiers. She's rescued by a group of Scottish brigands and through some unusual circumstances finds herself married to red-haired and bonny Jamie Fraser. She's stuck in the 18th century and her first husband is back in the 20th. She falls head over heels in love with Jamie and he does with her. She narrowly excapes being burnt as a witch. I couldn't describe all the adventures she and Jamie go through, but they make for a fascinating read. Bonny Prince Charlie enters into the story, as does Louis of France and her husband Frank's ancestor and I guaranteee you won't be able to put the book down. This book is the first in the series, so if you like it, there's lots more to follow. Diana Gabaldon was the keynote speaker at Word Wise, our annual writers conference two years ago, and she drew the biggest crowds in our history. All her books became instant best-sellers.
I have copies of the book at the back door, if you want to check them out. Just ask for Jane - I'm here in the evenings from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Bring your own refreshments to the discussion.