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The Time Traveler's Wife

A book by Audrey Niffenegger

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  • Jul 4, 2010
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review by . August 03, 2010
This book is one that truly touched my heart as I read, lifting me up and dashing me down with the main characters in their daily struggle. It speaks to the heart as a true love story should, exciting the nobler feelings of ones self and leaving the reader with hope and happiness, like one feels after swimming in the ocean and lying on the beach in the sun.       I would recommend this book to most age readers, from young teens to grown women and men, as this book is written …
review by . July 05, 2010
The Time Traveler's Wife left me breathless the first time I read it. The writing is beautiful, and the plot original. When I first saw the book, I almost turned away, thinking to myself that I didn't want to read another chick flick or some horribly-written romance novel. But the book is far from some cheesy love story surrounding sex. It is a love story, but about two people who love each other so much, they stick with their relationship through the toughest element--time.    …
review by . June 23, 2010
This book is a fabulous read that will keep you interested from the moment you read the first sentence. It's a breathtaking love story that forces you to suspend your belief in reality; however, the love between the two main characters always feels true and genuine, no matter the scientific issues with time and space.      This book is a must read for those who like romances, but want something that feels more genuine than your typical romance novel. Generally, I don't …
review by . July 09, 2010
DELETE THESE QUESTIONS IF/AFTER YOU RESPOND!!       When I first began reading "The Time Traveler's Wife," I expected the premise to be too "out there" for me to become emotionally involved in the characters.  Not so.  I admired and sympathized with Clare, had a good old-fashioned literary crush on Henry, and was thoroughly entwined in their unique circumstances and romance.  Niffenegger is a skillful writer and the …
review by . July 02, 2010
I love a book that makes me think about something we have very basic assumptions about (time), until I'm rolling it all around in my head contemplating the possibilities. I can't stress enough how much I loved this story. It remains one of my favorite reads, and I wouldn't be surprised if I go back and read it again one day, which I almost never do. It has a strong sense of place because the author Audrey Niffenegger, who lives in Chicago, seems to know the city very well and does a …
review by . July 11, 2010
When I read this book I was so drawn into the lives of the characters that I couldn't put the book down.  I laughed, I cried, and I loved the book.  I would recommend this book to any woman or man who loves to read.  This book is both entertaining and moving. The setting of The Time Traveler's Wife is hard to describe, because of the trips the main character unwillingly takes through time.  The plot and storyline are very unique.  The book centers around a woman …
review by . July 12, 2010
I want to start off by stating that I am not a romance novel kind of girl. I love memoirs. This book, to me, was nice change of pace. It wasn't a sappy love story and that is one thing I loved about it. I am a fast reader and so for any book to take me longer than a day to read, its really saying something about the writing. This book took me 3 days to finish. Not because I couldn't get into it, but because it is so thought provoking that I would find myself stopping mid-paragraph to contemplate …
review by . July 05, 2010
The novel is far superior to the film in many ways! The characters are more developed, the love story is more in depth and the ending is brilliant!  The book takes the reader on a non-linear adventure riddled with love, adventure, and beauty. The author eloquently describes the series of events and the characters with a delicate attention that begets passion and interest. The story describes a segment of the population that I find rarely exists in modern literature, the intelligent and edgy …
review by . June 22, 2010
Niffenegger weaves a beautiful and unique story between two lovers caught in the trap of time - as Henry, the time traveling husband, moves through his past and future, Clare, the protagonist, faithfully stands by and waits for the love of her life.  Yet although one might see typecast Henry and Clare as a stereotypical man and woman, it is important to note that Henry unstereotypically vanishes in and out of her life while Clare represents stability and becomes an example for women who follow …
review by . June 27, 2010
If you like romance novels and don't have anythign to read this summer then pick up this book! It's entertaining and will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.      I enjoyed Niffenegger's writing style because it's engaging  and emotional! She begins each chapter with either Clare or Henry's name and a date. I loved how she weaves the narrative together with both perspectives and a slightly confusing but captivating sequence of events. After reading …
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The Time Traveler's Wife is a 2003 novel by Audrey Niffenegger. It is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time travel, and his wife, an artist who has to cope with his frequent absences and dangerous experiences. The story is set in Chicago and South Haven, Michigan.

The novel tells the story of Henry DeTamble (born 1963), a librarian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and his wife, Clare Abshire (born 1971), an artist from a wealthy family who makes paper sculptures. Henry has a rare genetic disorder, which comes to be known as Chrono-Displacement during his lifetime, that causes him to involuntarily travel through time. When 20-year-old Clare meets 28-year-old Henry at the Newberry Library in 1991, he has never seen her before, although she has known him most of her life. Clare's past is still in Henry's future. Henry begins to experience the events in Clare's childhood at the same time that he experiences life with the adult Clare in the present. In the novel, the future cannot be changed, and many tragic events are foreshadowed in the past.

Henry is unable to control his time traveling: when he leaves, where he goes, or how long his trip will last. His destinations are tied to his subconscious, as Henry most often travels to places he has visited or will eventually visit. Very often, Henry is taken back to the moment his mother died in a car accident that he survived, and is...

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ISBN-13: 978-1598950663
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Findaway World Llc
Date Published: 2003

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