Recently, we’ve had a lot of patrons come in and tell us how much they love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series! Now that they’ve finished the books, they’re sad and don’t know what to read next. We can help with that!
Did you know that Diana Gabaldon has written other novels featuring characters from the Outlander series?
The Lord John Grey series
These novels and novellas follow Lord John Grey’s adventures during times in the main Outlander series that we don’t see or hear much of him. The chronology of these can be a little confusing, so allow us to help.
1.) Lord John and the Hellfire Club
A short story, found in the larger collection titled Lord John and the Hand of Devils
2.) Lord John and the Private Matter
A novel available at Argyle Free Library
3.) Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
A novel available through Interlibrary Loan in the SALS system. All you need to do is place a hold, and it will be delivered here!
4.) Lord John and the Haunted Soldier
A novella published in the larger collection titled Lord John and the Hand of Devils
5.) Lord John and the Custom of the Army
A novella that can be found in Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction, as an ebook, or as an audiobook. It is frequently called just, “The Custom of the Army.”
6.) The Scottish Prisoner
A novel available at Argyle Free Library
7.) Lord John and the Plague of Zombies
A novella that can be found on audiobook and as an ebook.
Books featuring other characters in the Outlander series
2.) Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
This is a collection of seven short stories featuring different characters from the Outlander series including:
The Custom of the Army
A Lord John Grey short story
The Space Between
This short story features the Comte Saint Germain, Michael Murray, and Joan Mackimmie (Marsali’s younger sister)
A Plague of Zombies
A Lord John Grey novella
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows
This short story follows Roger Mackenzie’s father and mother. We finally find out what happened to them!
This novella follows Jaime a few years before he meets Claire. Jaime leaves Scotland to soldier in France with his friend Ian Murray.
A Fugitive Green
In this short story, we learn about how Lord John Grey’s brother and sister-in-law met.
A Lord John Grey short story in which he travels to Cuba
3.) Exiles: An Outlander Graphic Novel
Outlander told from Jaime’s perspective! Available through interlibrary loan.
Books about Diana Gabaldon’s Writing Process
1.) Outlandish Companion Volume I
Essays by the author about her writing process and other relevant information related to books 1-4. Available through interlibrary loan as a book, audiobook, or Playaway.
2.) Outlandish Companion Volume II
Essays by the author about her writing process and other relevant information related to books 4-8. Available through interlibrary loan as a book or audiobook.
3.) “I Give You My Body”…How I Write Sex Scenes
Diana Gabaldon writes about her process of writing sex scenes in her novel. Available as an ebook with a library card through Overdrive.
Nonfiction Books Related to the Outlander Series
1.) Outlander Kitchen: the official Outlander companion cookbook
Make recipes related to Jaime and Claire’s journies throughout the Outlander series. Available through interlibrary loan.
2.) The making of Outlander: official guide to seasons one and two
Read about how the Outlander TV show was made. Available through interlibrary loan.
3.) Highland Knits: Knitwear inspired by the Outlander series
Learn a new skill and look as gorgeous as Claire! Available through interlibrary loan.
Last year, we put out a wish list of items we need, but couldn’t afford to buy. It was a huge success last year, and we thank you all for your generosity!
We are doing it again this year, but the list looks a little different than it did last year.
Based on community needs surveys and our budget, we’re asking for some unusual things as well as regular materials like books.
This year, we’d like to offer:
Two Hiking Kits
- backpack, water bottle, and an Adirondack trail map for each
Two Yoga Kits
- yoga mat, blocks, and DVD
One Sewing Kit
- thread, needles, etc.
One Embroidery Kit
- needles, thread, a book, embroidery hoop
One Indoor Gardening Kit
- seeds from our seed library, a book on indoor gardening, soil, and a trowel
In addition to our library of things, we’re expanding our collections based on community feedback. We are asking for science fiction, historical fiction, and language learning materials. The library is also in desperate need of replacing some of its well-loved classics like the Nancy Drew series. Finally, you will see books with diverse characters and cultures on our list as well.
Finally, the boring stuff. We could really use some office supplies so we can focus on putting the money in our small budget towards programs.
If you have any questions about the list, please contact Hannah at 518.306.1039 or email her at email@example.com
Use this link to be taken to the list: http://bit.ly/2zUTuV5
All donations are tax-deductible! Contact Hannah at 518.306.1039 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!