The Time Traveler's Wife ~~ Audrey Niffenegger


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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.

An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.
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About the Book
  • Published:
    Sep-2003 (Hardcover)
    Jan-2005 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print / eBook / Audio
  • Pages:
    1065
  • Age Level:
    14 & up
  • Purchase:
    Buy

 

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Claire Abshire is age twenty when she recognizes Henry De Tamble, age twenty-eight. Claire knows Henry from her past but Henry is at a point of time travel where he hadn't met Claire. He suffers from Chrono-Displacement Disorder and moves through time without control.

Claire is a sweet woman who is like the friendly girl next door or the girl you fell in love with in the eighth grade. Her love for Henry is intricately described and the reader knows just what Claire is feeling as she finds her love, just like Henry said she would, in the past.

The novel moves back and forth between times and is told from both character's points of view.

Both characters have difficulty with the time travel. Henry states that he had seen a young child killed in an accident and wanted to go back in time to warn the child's mother. However, he learned that with time travel, he can't change history.

Claire meets Henry when she is six-years-old and has to find clothing and food for him. She must keep his appearance secret. When she is a teenager, this makes her feel alone because sometimes Henry is not there and when he is, she can't tell her friends about him.

The love story was a pleasure to read and seeing the characters grow in their love for each other and overcome the difficulty with time was pleasurable. The novel did meander at times and this took away from the flow of the story but overall this is a superior novel.
Michael
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