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Date Posted: Sun, April 14 2024, 10:59:37
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Sunday, April 14, 2024

The following quote is from Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon, “Introduction.” Copyright©️2017 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

I just love the introduction to this book. Who else begins with an apology and explanation of the title?

“If you picked this book up under the misapprehension that it’s the ninth novel in the main Outlander series, it’s not. I apologize.
So, if it’s not the ninth novel, what is it? Well, it’s a collection of seven…er…things, of varying length and content, but all having to do with the Outlander universe. As for the title…basically, it’s the result of my editor not liking my original title choice, Salmagundi.* Not that I couldn’t see her point…Anyway, there was a polite request via my agent for something more in line with the ‘resonant, poetic’ nature of the main titles.”

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[> Nobody does anything like Diana. I used to scan intros and hardly bothered with acknowledgements, much to my shame, but I read every thing Diana writes. Things like this charming chat about her book……..she seems so approachable. -- Kathy in PA, Sun, April 14 2024, 11:44:51

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