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Outlander: Claire Randall Fraser's Reading List


Here is a list of books that Claire Randall Fraser might enjoy. Claire has many interests such as medicine, horticulture, and herbalism. She also has an interest in archeology, from her childhood spent with her Uncle Lamb who used to take her on various digs around the world. There are a few other books in this collection that may be of interest to her in her current predicament, such as a Scottish-Gaelic Dictionary, Scottish cookbooks, as well as tales of other time travelers. Perhaps you will like to read some of these, too.

Sands, Lynsay.
An English bride in Scotland

The first book in a new series set in the wilds of the Highlands. Annabel had planned to become a nun. But when her mother arrives at the Abbey to bring her home to marry a Scottish laird--her runaway sister's intended husband--her life takes a decidedly different turn.

Aronson, Marc.
If stones could speak

What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of Druid worship...or even a site of sacrifice? World-renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In If Stones Could Speak, award-winning author Marc Aronson joins the research crew and records their efforts to crack Stonehenge's secrets.

O'Melveny, Regina.
The book of madness and cures

Dr. Gabriella Mondini, a strong-willed, young Venetian woman, has followed her father in the path of medicine. She possesses a singleminded passion for the art of physick, even though, in 1590, the male-dominated establishment is reluctant to accept a woman doctor. So when her father disappears on a mysterious journey, Gabriella's own status in the Venetian medical society is threatened. Gorgeous and brilliantly written, and filled with details about science, medicine, food, and madness, The Book of Madness and Cures is an unforgettable debut.

Bried, Erin.
How to sew a button and other nifty things your grandmother knew

Complete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Button provides calm and comfort in uncertain times. By doing things yourself, with care and attention, you and your loved ones will feel the pleasing rewards of a job well done.

Mayo Clinic book of alternative medicine & home remedies

From acupuncture to yoga, echinacea to St. John's wort, meditation to healing touch, Mayo Clinic provides answers to the most pressing questions people have about the effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine.

Hajeski, Nancy J.
Nature's best remedies

A guide to the world's most therapeutic foods, herbs, spices, and essential oils will allow the healing power of nature to energize your body and enrich your life, providing a surefire path to good health and well-being.

Wood, Matthew
The earthwise herbal

Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the "logic" of the plant- how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines.

American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of plants & flowers

Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers has sold nearly three million copies worldwide and is the ultimate reference for any gardener's bookshelf. The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, they have provided America's gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education possible.

Carle-Sanders, Theresa.
Outlander kitchen

Using Diana Gabaldon's series of novels that blend historical fiction, romance, and time travel as a culinary springboard, Carle-Sanders follows 2016's Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Cookbook with this inspired and informed collection featuring more than 100 new recipes. (Publisher's Weekly)

Longley, Barbara.
True to the highlander

Alethia Goodsky works at the New York Renaissance Festival. One day she meets a fortune-teller who tells her she must complete a task. Alethia finds herself in the fifteenth century where she must solve a mystery in this new unwelcoming place. Malcolm swears to protect her, but Alethia must choose between finding her way back home and staying true to the highlander.

Lam, Vincent.
Bloodletting & miraculous cures

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. By following four young medical students and physicians -- Ming, Fitz, Sri and Chen -- this debut collection from 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam is a riveting, eye-opening account of what it means to be a doctor.

Kearsley, Susanna.
The rose garden

While visiting her childhood home, Eva confronts ghosts from her past, as well as those from a time long before her own. Her home is also the previous home to the people who had lived there in the eighteenth century. Eva finds herself able to see and talk to these people, and she falls for Daniel Butler, a man who lived and died long before she herself was born. Eva begins to question her place in the present, and comes to realize that she must decide where she really belongs, choosing between the life she knows and the past that she feels so drawn to.

Donati, Sara
Into the wilderness

Weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction, Sara Donati's epic novel sweeps us into another time and place . . . and into a breathtaking story of love and survival in a land of savage beauty. It is December of 1792. Elizabeth Middleton leaves her comfortable English estate to join her family in a remote New York mountain village. It is a place unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man unlike any she has ever encountered--a white man dressed like a Native American: Nathaniel Bonner, known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives.

Tessaro, Kathleen
The perfume collector

When Grace receives an unexpected inheritance from a woman she's never met, she finds herself suddenly in Paris, embarking upon a journey to discover not only the identity of her mysterious benefactor but also the hidden secrets of her own past.

Winawer, Melodie.
The scribe of Siena

After uncovering the journal and paintings of Gabriele Accorsi, the fourteenth-century artist at the heart of the plot, Beatrice finds a startling image of her own face and is suddenly transported to the year 1347. She awakens in a Siena unfamiliar to her, one that will soon be hit by the Plague.

Pike, Signe.
The lost queen

Compared to Outlander and The Mists of Avalon , this thrilling first novel of a debut trilogy reveals the untold story of Languoreth--a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland--twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin.

McKay, Ami
The birth house

Practicing midwife Dora Rare works in Scots Bay, Nova Scotia during the early part of the twentieth century, but the midwifery tradition is threatened when medical doctor Gilbert Thomas arrives with promises of fast, painless childbirth.

Niffenegger, Audrey.
The time traveler's wife

This is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a handsome, adventurous librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, the artist who loves him. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap.

Hardy, Thomas
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.

The new Penguin history of Scotland

The New Penguin History of Scotland brings together the work of Scotland's leading historians in a volume that is essential reading for anyone interested in Scotland and her people.

Grant, Neil
Scottish clans and tartans

The origin of Scottish clans and their distinctive dress is wrapped in controversy. Yet their story can be traced back to the middle of the 5th century-and to Ireland, where the Scots then lived. This authoritative, elegantly composed guide covers more than 140 clans. Organized alphabetically, the entries include information on each clan's location and history, nomenclature, and renowned clansmen, as well as the clan's current status and development.

Gabaldon, Diana.
The outlandish companion

New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon takes readers behind the scenes in The Outlandish Companion, an encyclopedic look at the first four books of the Outlander series. Necessary reading for new fans just starting the series who need to catch up, long-time readers wanting to relive how it all began, and everyone in between, the companion is packed with character guides, plot synopses, an extensive Gaelic glossary, and more.

Gabaldon, Diana.
The outlandish companion.

A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide that covers volumes 4-8 of the series and will be a must-have for long-time fans of the bestselling series, new readers, and viewers of the Outlander series.

Renton, Robert Wemyss.
Scottish Gaelic-English/English-Scottish Gaelic

Provides 8,500 entries, a list of abbreviations and irregular verbs, and a grammar guide.

Lawrence, Sue
Scottish baking

A compendium of 70 easy-to-follow recipes, it brings together the traditional breads, scones and cakes that have shaped Scotland's great baking heritage and new contemporary bakes like Sticky Toffee Apple Cake and Coconut Cherry Chocolate Traybake. Cooks everywhere will want to try these delicious recipes from Scotland.

Tracing your Scottish ancestors

Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors is the National Archives' official guide and is written in an accessible style from the unique perspective of a custodian of the records

McIntosh, Jane.

Take a close-up look at the science and technology of digging up the past--from the 1970 excavation of the legendary city of Troy to the recent find of a Chinese emperor's long-lost grave.

Freeman, Gordon R
Canada's Stonehenge

The discovery of a 5000-year-old Sun Temple and an ancient "time machine" - Stone Age calendar - in Canada led scientist Gordon Freeman to ground-breaking discoveries in Stonehenge. During fieldwork and research from 1986 to 2006, Freeman found striking similarities between the surface geometry of the two sites. These similarities push back the boundaries of written history and have far-reaching implications for North American and European history.