The Time Traveler's Wife

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MacAdam/Cage Pub., 2003 - Fiction - 518 pages
310 Reviews
"The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing." "The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other, as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals - steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable."--BOOK JACKET.

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It was a wonderful love story and a page turner. - Walmart
Well researched, well written. - Overstock.com
What a wonderful love story; I loved reading this book. - Borders
The plot is creative, vivid, bleak, at times morbid. - Overstock.com
This is a legendary love story. - Overstock.com
Hands down, the best love story I have ever read! - Borders

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User Review  - ginawilliams - LibraryThing

This well-written books tells the story of Henry, who is unwilling time traveler, and Clare, an artist and Henry’s eventual wife. The plot moves back and forth, while Henry often is forced, as an ... Read full review

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User Review  - AprilBrown - LibraryThing

What ages would I recommend it too? – Twenty one and up. Notes for the reader: Reasons this book is not okay for people under 21: 1. Excessive, and explicit sex scenes occur frequently. 2. Drug use ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, where she teaches writing, letterpress printing, and fine edition book production.

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