The Time Traveler's Wife

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MacAdam/Cage Pub., 2003 - Fiction - 518 pages
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"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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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

My heart broke after I read the first 2 poems and what Clare says about longing, I am sure it is not going to be a happy ending kind of story, but I still I plan to enjoy it, it is written honestly ... Read full review

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User Review  - LiteraryChanteuse - LibraryThing

I wish there was a "it was OK" rating here rather than I liked it. I expected more from this story. I found it difficult to follow in the beginning and at times it gave a bit too much info that didn't ... Read full review

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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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