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The Outlander by Gil Adamson
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Nov 26, 2010

it was ok
Read in November, 2010

This is the story that takes place just after the turn of the century. A woman has killed her husband and she is running away from her twin brothers-in-law who are determined to catch her. The woman's story evolves in bits and pieces throughout the book.
The author's prior works were poetry and short stories. I felt that the style of the novel was sometimes more like a number of short stories. We're put in difference places and meet various characters, but I'm not always sure why and what the connections are. There were also poetic descriptions that I'm sure were beautiful, but I didn't have the patience for and skimmed.
I didn't care too much about any of the characters in the book, except the main character, although I thought she was hard to understand. The love story that leaves you thirsting until the last few pages was redeemed the book a bit.
It was an ok book to read for a book group discussion while feeling under the weather, but not a page turner.

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