A powerful love story about acceptance, healing and reconciliation against a colorful backdrop of early Oregon's cultural and historic events. Following his bitter divorce at age twenty-six, Alex MacLachlan is socially ostracized by family and friends back East. Heartsick, he travels the world in an alcoholic haze until one day in January 1913 he comes ashore, thousands of miles from home, in Salem, Oregon, a small town with strict prohibition laws. Battling to overcome alcoholism, Alex finds himself befriended by the local doctor and his beautiful daughter Emily, who encourages him to believe that even a man with a checkered past can find forgiveness and a new life. Based on an inspiring true story.
Used availability for Barbara Dan's The Outcast
May 2012 : USA Paperback
November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition