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The Outlander

A Novel

Adamson, Gil

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Outlander
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Fleeing the law in 1903 after killing her husband, Mary Boulton races toward the mountains while being tormented by visions of the cold-blooded brothers-in-law who pursue her, forcing her to retreat deeper into the wilds of the West and her own imagination.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061491252
006149125X
Branch Call Number: FICTION ADAMSON
Characteristics: 389 p. ;,24 cm

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in 1903 a mysterious young woman flees into the wilderness one heart stopping beat ahead of her pursuers. Who are they? Why are they chasing her? How will she survive?

in 1903 a mysterious young woman flees into the wilderness one heart stopping beat ahead of her pursuers.
Who are they? Why are they chasing her? How will she survive?

in 1903 a mysterious young woman flees into the wilderness one heart stopping beat ahead of her pursuers.
Who are they? Why are they chasing her? How will she survive?

Fleeing the law in 1903 after killing her husband, Mary Boulton races toward the mountains while being tormented by visions of the cold-blooded brothers-in-law who pursue her, forcing her to retreat deeper into the wilds of the West and her own imagination.

In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the West, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At nineteen, Mary Boulton has just become a widow-and her husband's killer. As bloodhounds track her frantic race toward the mountains, she is tormented by mad visions and by the knowledge that... Read More »


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Dec 18, 2014

This is a little treasure. Not a highland outlander at all. This is very well written. The characters are not only well developed with backgrounds that give them plausibility and motivation in the storyline, but give them life and believability as to their actions and decisions. It was at the same time both a gripping tale and a fun read. Too bad Gil Adamson doesn't have more books.

Dec 18, 2014
  • Donna1M rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a little treasure. Not a highland outlander at all. This is very well written. The characters are not only well developed with backgrounds that give them plausibility and motivation in the storyline, but give them life and believability as to their actions and decisions. It was at the same time both a gripping tale and a fun read. Too bad Gil Adamson doesn't have more books.

Jun 14, 2014
  • IPL_Mandy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another hidden gem in the Canadian literary scene. An old west tale starring a woman with a dark past who tries to evade capture. You don't have to be a fan of historical fiction to enjoy this well-paced story of escape and strength. I couldn't put it down!

Serving suggestion: baked beans and beef jerky.

Oct 12, 2013
  • InvernessS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

So enjoyed this tale & would like more similar. Kept my interest, good descriptions, liked the writing style. Could believe it really happened.

Dec 12, 2012
  • GLNovak rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great writing and wonderful story with Canadian connection. Very much in the style of the Englishman's Boy. There is poetry in the descriptions and the vocabulary. This mysterious woman chased by the menacing twin brothers of her dead husband is desparate to save herself. We follow her flight through the old West and stop in Frank, AB. Loosely based on a true story, the author has brought the whole thing to life. Loved it.

Sep 01, 2012
  • jhurly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding writing and a brilliant story beautifully told. An absolute page-turner; rollicking good read.

Jun 19, 2012
  • alikast rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A suspenseful story about a woman on the run from vindictive twins, set in the west of the early 1900's. Adamson is a poet, and it shows in the writing.

Jun 18, 2012
  • Urbano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gripping story, gorgeously written.

Jun 18, 2012
  • glendamiller rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book once I got into it. You must let yourself get to where she heads into the mountains, then, I couldn't put it down. The writing is wonderful, I felt I was right there with her through all of it. Highly recommend it.

May 22, 2012
  • brianreynolds rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Kudos to Gil Adamson for understanding that entertaining the reader is what greases the wheels of fiction. She effectively grabbed me on page one and did not let go until the final page of <i>The Outlander</i>. Her protagonist, Mary, is not only a self-made widow, she is a self-made woman. A fugitive. A victim. A person whose life hangs by the rotting ropes of a suspension bridge one moment and the generosity of a madman the next. Adamson also knows how to seduce a reader into falling in love with this 19 year old wandering in the turn of the 19th century Rockies, a murderess without much in the way of defense for her actions. I'm tempted to say this is a page-turner, a summer-at-the-cottage-read, a book that might make you miss your subway stop, but it is more than any of those things. Deceptively, it is quite simply amazing.

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