The Time Traveler's Wife

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Harcourt, 2003 - Fiction - 546 pages
131 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  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN ENGLISH What a wonderful story! I really enjoyed reading this one. I liked the story and the writing style. I wasn't completely familiar with the whole time travel idea (I just didn't ever ... Read full review

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User Review  - martensgirl - LibraryThing

I was curious about how good a book involving time travel and romance could be, but I was pleasantly surprised. The science behind the time travel is brushed over and the plot swept me away. It is not ... 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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