A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella [NOOK Book]

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Available for the first time as an exclusive eBook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may ...
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A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella

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Overview

Available for the first time as an exclusive eBook in this original Outlander novella, Diana Gabaldon reveals what really happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents. Orphaned during World War II, Roger believed that his mother died during the London Blitz, and that his father, an RAF pilot, was killed in combat. But in An Echo in the Bone, Roger discovers that this may not be the whole story. Now, in “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows,” readers finally learn the truth.
 
Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series
 
“All you’ve come to expect from Gabaldon . . . adventure, history, romance, fantasy.”—The Arizona Republic, on An Echo in the Bone
 
“A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across ten generations.”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
 
“Escapist historical fiction at its best.”—San Antonio Express-News, on Drums of Autumn
 
“A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism and romance.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Outlander
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345545374
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Series: Outlander Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 59
  • Sales rank: 1,453
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Diana  Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), and An Echo in the Bone—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Diana Jean Gabaldon (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Flagstaff, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 11, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Flagstaff, Arizona
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1973; M.S., Scripps Oceanographic Institute; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1979
    2. Website:

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    Highly recommended

    ..... but just a tiny little morsel of the banquet that is Ms Gabaldon's Outlander series. If this nudges you to read all the Outlander books then you will be a very lucky person. The series becomes your life, like a soap opera; you simply have to know what happens next. And they are still being written. Do yourself a favor, get hooked.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Wow

    Only 50pg story. But its so rich! If you love the series you MUST read this. DG is such a great writer.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    Another winner from Diana Gabaldon

    I have never picked up material from Gabaldon that was less than marvelous. No matter how long the novel is, I'm not satisfied. She always makes me want more. Her stories are laid out well with breaking points so you can put it down if you have to but so well written that I fight the urge until well after bedtime.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    You really miss Claire and Jamie when the books end.

    You really miss Claire and Jamie when the books end.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    This very satisfyingly, and with lots of sentimental zing, fills

    This very satisfyingly, and with lots of sentimental zing, fills in Roger's backstory.  Through the author's special alchemy, Roger and Jamie appear too, although the remain unnamed.  Probably only Gabaldon devotees will truly "get" this.  Oh, and it does wrench the emotions!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Excellent!!!

    I loved, loved, loved Jerry & Dolly's story. I cannot wait to hear Roger's side of it in the next installment.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    This story is written in the author's engaging style and it was

    This story is written in the author's engaging style and it was so wonderful to see much-loved characters again! A wonderful "puzzle-piece" novella for the Outlander series.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    You got to read it.

    Diana Gabaldon has written a story that you will think about long after the book has been put aside. Her ability to interrupt history and bend it into her story line in incredible. After reading this short novel, I kept thinking what a wonderful imagination she must have in order put the reader into the life of the character. As an avid reader of the Outlander series, I was not expecting this novella to top the books, but it did wet my appetite for more shorts of various Outlander characters.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Enjoyed the story. Recommend reading it after the Outlander series.

    Was a good follow-up to many of the questions left unanswered in the original Outlander series. Good read, easy read. Interesting historical facts woven in among the fiction. Definitely recommend the book.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Loved it.  Gives a little peek into why Roger is how he is.

    Loved it.  Gives a little peek into why Roger is how he is.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Always amazing

    Any Diana Gabaldon good is fantastic! I escape into her stories and find myself wanting to be a part of the story. Of course Jamie Fraser is the man every woman wants....

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    loved it

    I am a huge Outlander fan and really appreciate this back story about Roger's parents.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    An interesting tidbit of information...

    I always enjoy reading Diana Gabaldon's stories, and is was a quick, comforting reason why. Jerry's experiences as a RAF pilot are so real that you feel you're there with him. And of course all the loose ends get tied neatly together with Frank as well. Then there are the 2 strangers... All in all, a great little nugget to satisfy the craving one gets between major books.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    True Gabaldon Style

    I enjoyed reading about Roger's parents. It was written in true Gabaldon style.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Highly Recommended - a must read

    What really happened to Roger's father? This novella fills in all the blanks and more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Teaser for next book

    I have read all Diana Gabaldon books at least once. I am so disappointed in this prequel that I am mad at all the fans that pressure her for the next book.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Recommended

    Quick short story,you should finish the series before you read this,there is a spoiler for book #7.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

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    Loved it! Love this series!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    All of Ms. Gabaldon's books are wonderful, this one no less so.

    All of Ms. Gabaldon's books are wonderful, this one no less so. Ever since I picked up the first one, I have been in love with Jamie, identified with Claire, laughed, cried, held my breath, and wished that I had that kind of love. I hope when Jamie & Claire over, the next characters will be as alive.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Have read everything by her aside from companion

    Torn between 3 and 4. Just not enough guts to it. I think she writes the 1000 pagers for a reason. She is solid at sculpting. What a suprise when I read her bio after years of being a fan to realize we live in the same part of town. Cool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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