The Time Traveler's Wife

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 - Fiction - 546 pages
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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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The Time Traveler's Wife is a story about a dramatic love between a time traveler and the love of his life. They fall madly in love and spend a magical time together, but then he's gone. He misses ... Read full review

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Audrey Niffenegger is a writer, professor and visual artist. Her first novel, The Time Traveler's Wife , was an international bestseller that received praise from USA Today , The Washington Post , People Magazine , and The Denver Post , among numerous publications. Niffenegger has received residencies from the Ragdale Foundation and the Corporation of Yaddo, and has also received a Fellowship in Prose from the Illinois Arts Council. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Northwestern University. Her writing has been published in The Chicago Tribune , Zoetrope , and The London Guardian . Her art is in the collections of the Newberry Library, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Library of Congress, the Houghton Library at Harvard University, and Temple University, among others. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches writing in the Interdisciplinary Books Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts.

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