When you need a break from reality into some really grand historical fiction, I recommend the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have been promoting this book series for some time now. It’s a fine escape.
I felt strongly that if someone could transfer this story to the screen as serious historical fiction – instead of portraying it as romantic fluff – it would become a popular sensation. Today it is an award-winning tv mini-series drama that appeals to both women and men. One can hardly be unaware of its existence. I am watching the mini-series for the second time with a new friend who has become captivated.
On September 6th I attended a meeting of the Outlander Book Club at the Fort Collins Council Tree library. Hostess Jill Farrington prepared a feast of Scottish food with Scotch eggs, shepherd’s pie, asparagus and bacon wrapped in puff pastry, and shortbread dragonfly cookies. Jeff Davis gave a lecture on the history of Scottish Country Dance.
Next month, on October 5th, the club will meet at the Harmony library at 6:30. They will be discussing book 2: Dragonfly in Amber. This is a free event. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/FtCoOutlandishBC/
The books in the above photo are available now at The Eclectic Reader. They don’t last long.