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The Outlander

A Novel
Adamson, Gil (Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Adamson, Gil, 1961-
Title: The outlander
a novel
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 389 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gil Adamson
Notes: "Originally published in Canada in 2007 by House of Anansi Press"--T.p. verso
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 9780061491252
006149125X
Branch Call Number: FICTION ADAMSON
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Widows Fiction Women murderers Fiction Frontier and pioneer life Canada Fiction Canada History 1867-1914 Fiction
Genre/Form: Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Widows
Women murderers
Frontier and pioneer life
LCCN: 2007041062
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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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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.

Simply a great book. Set in the Wild West with a cast of very interesting characters. You won't want to put it down until you find out whether or not the main character survives all her perils!

Jan 07, 2012
  • carneliaf1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a well written book, so much so, that I found it hard to read because of the subject matter. It is not to my taste, however I am sure that anyone else would enjoy it.

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