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Gil Adamson

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Gil Adamson

Post by annis » Tue November 4th, 2008, 7:12 am

Gil (short for Gillian) Adamson is my latest find.
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http://www.quillandquire.com/authors/pr ... le_id=7810

I absently picked up a copy of her novel "Outlander" at the library, and a couple of pages in I was avidly devouring this haunting tale.
The story of a mysterious widowed young woman on the run in the early years of the nineteenth century is a gripping one as we follow her on her desperate trail ever deeper up into the mountains of western Canada. Starving, she reaches the point of hallucination and at first sees the mountain man who finds and helps her as a mirage.

This is masterful, self-assured writing of great delicacy, mapping both the internal landscape of the widow's mind as well as that of the increasingly wild and magnificent country she moves through. Highly recommended.

I see some readers have trouble with the title - it also being the US title of the first of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series. It wsn't an issue for me as DG'S book Downunder has the UK title "Crosstitch"

It took Gil Adamson ten years to complete "Outlander" _ here's hoping she writes another one before the next ten are up.
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Post by diamondlil » Tue November 4th, 2008, 10:38 am

I have seen this mentioned a few times around the place.
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Post by Ariadne » Tue November 4th, 2008, 6:38 pm

I heard Gil Adamson speak at BookExpo Canada this summer, where she talked about the writing process and read the first few pages of The Outlander. I bought it not long after. She wasn't aware of Diana Gabaldon's series until after the title was chosen, and they figured they'd keep it because they expected it'd reach a different audience. At the same time, they guessed it might help sales!

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