Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself in the midst of a world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution, and haunted by her feelings for a young soldier. The first book in the Outlander Series.
This tale of a handsome farm boy who, aided by a drunken swordsman and a gentle giant, rescues a beautiful princess named Buttercup comes with a slyly humorous, metafictional edge: Goldman claims to have merely abridged an earlier text by one "S. Morgenstern" (actually a pseudonym) and peppers his text with clever commentary.
In 1919, Mathilde Donnay, a young wheelchair-bound woman in France, begins a quest to find out if her fiancé, supposedly killed in the line of duty two years earlier, might still be alive. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. (A Warner Bros. Independent Pictures film, releasing Fall 2004, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring Audrey Tautou & Jodie Foster) (Historical Fiction)