The Time Traveler's Wife

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Harcourt, 2003 - Fiction - 546 pages
686 Reviews
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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Loved the love story. - LibraryThing
No character development, no plot. - LibraryThing
The writing is utterly clear with luminous prose. - LibraryThing
Gomez is awful, and the whole premise is silly. - LibraryThing
A very good love story. - LibraryThing
I found it very easy to read and endearing. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Tarklovishki - LibraryThing

The Time Traveller's Wife started out really well. It was so intriguing that I had high hopes for it, and then it just fell flat. It was really directionless. The ending just came out of left field to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaylia3 - LibraryThing

Typically the time travel novels I am most drawn to send a contemporary character back (or less often forward) in time to some interesting historical era where that character has to cope with ... Read full review

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AUDREY NIFFENEGGER is a professor in the M.F.A. program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts.This is her first novel, which in hardcover was a selection of Today’s Book Club. She lives in Chicago.

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