WatchrTina July 9, 2017 Share July 9, 2017 I was watching CBS Sunday Morning this morning and one of the bits they do is show the top five hardback best sellers from the New York Times best seller list. Diana's latest story collection -- Seven Stones to Stand or Fall -- was #5 on the list! Here's what iTunes has to say about it: Quote “The Custom of the Army” begins with Lord John Grey being shocked by an electric eel and ends at the Battle of Quebec. Then comes “The Space Between,” where it is revealed that the Comte St. Germain is not dead, Master Raymond appears, and a widowed young wine dealer escorts a would-be novice to a convent in Paris. In “A Plague of Zombies,” Lord John unexpectedly becomes military governor of Jamaica when the original governor is gnawed by what probably wasn’t a giant rat. “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” is the moving story of Roger MacKenzie’s parents during World War II. In “Virgins,” Jamie Fraser, aged nineteen, and Ian Murray, aged twenty, become mercenaries in France, no matter that neither has yet bedded a lass or killed a man. But they’re trying. . . . “A Fugitive Green” is the story of Lord John’s elder brother, Hal, and a seventeen-year-old rare book dealer with a sideline in theft, forgery, and blackmail. And finally, in “Besieged,” Lord John learns that his mother is in Havana—and that the British Navy is on their way to lay siege to the city. Filling in mesmerizing chapters in the lives of characters readers have followed over the course of thousands of pages, Gabaldon’s genius is on full display throughout this must-have collection. I'm delighted for Diana but I've already read all but the last two stories listed above, so they must have been included in previous short story collections or I bought them individually somehow. I don't know if I'll pony up the money for the whole collection just to read those two. Maybe my local library will get a copy. Link to comment
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