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The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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"An enchanting novel, beautifully crafted and as dazzlingly imaginative as it is dizzyingly romantic."--SCOTT TUROW

"A powerfully original love story . . . [An] amazing trip."--PEOPLE

"Niffenegger plays ingeniously in her temporal hall of mirrors."--THE NEW YORKER

"[This] inventive and poignant writing is well worth a trip."--ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780156029438
  • ISBN-10: 015602943X
  • Publisher: Harvest Books
  • Publish Date: July 2004
  • Page Count: 546
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-UP

Series: Harvest Book #4

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General
Books > Fiction > Romance - Time Travel

 
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The Time Traveler's Wife

The unconventional love story marks the arrival of a talented new author. Henry and Clare De Tamble are, by all appearances, a regular Chicago couple. Yet, all is not as it seems. Henry suffers from Chrono-Displacement Disorder, which means that, with no warning, he often disappears, only to resurface in the past or the future—most often at moments of special significance in his life. Thus, he travels backward into Clare's childhood, where, in a bizarre twist, he encounters her as a six-year-old. Skillfully shifting points of view, the author presents us with the perspectives of both Clare and Henry, with poignant, often hilarious results. As time's toy, Henry relies upon Clare—the one constant in his life—to keep him grounded. Their marriage, in fact, seems to grow stronger despite his peculiar condition and the strange paradoxes that ensue as a result. This touching, uniquely inventive novel was a national bestseller. The movie rights have been purchased by Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. A reading group guide is included in the book.

 
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