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ISBN13: 9781596921535
ISBN10: 1596921536
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Publisher Comments:

Following the national and international success of The Time Traveler's Wife by debut novelist Audrey Niffenegger, we are pleased to announce a limited gift edition of the book. With art work painted by the author herself, and with a placeholder ribbon, this edition is sure to be sought after by book lovers and collectors alike.

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 will captivate readers for years to come.

Review:

"[A] highly original first novel....[A] soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely observed details and scenes....[L]eaves a reader with an impression of life's riches and strangeness rather than of easy thrills." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"[C]leverly executed and tastefully furnished if occasionally overwrought....A Love Story for educated, upper-middle-class tastes...it could have some of that long-ago book's commercial potential, too." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The premise may sound strange, but Niffenegger infuses her love story with such bittersweet tenderness that it becomes credible." Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"A powerfully original love story." People

Review:

"Spirited...Niffenegger plays ingeniously in her temporal hall of mirrors." The New Yorker

Review:

"In Audrey Niffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, we have the time-travel love story par excellence, with a remarkable new twist on this seductive but often predictable genre." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"[M]ore magical realism than sci-fi, and above all it's a surprising and compelling love story....Niffenegger avoids the drag of sentimentality and keeps it soaring with genuine emotion." St. Petersburg Times

Review:

"Though the book remains a kick throughout, Henry and Clare, from any angle and at any time, gleam with unapproachable, off-putting perfection; imagine, say, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston." San Diego Union-Tribune

Review:

"Niffeneger takes the stuff of science fiction and makes it so real that the reader moves past the premise of time travel to become emotionally involved in the lives of the characters....[It] pulls the reader into its world and doesn't let go until the last page." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Review:

"Niffenegger's beautiful prose and sure-handed way with character development lifts The Time Traveler's Wife beyond the realm of romance potboilers and into the mainstream of literature that will last." Denver Post

Review:

"Ms. Niffenegger alternates the voices of Clare and Henry telling the story...so that the reader gets to know both characters intimately....It's not the plot but how it works itself out that makes this novel a delight." Dallas Morning News

Review:

"Accomplished as this novel often is — Niffenegger is especially dexterous in handling multiple domestic events common to relationship novels...one hopes to see what she will do next using more recognizable forms of storytelling." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"As The Time Traveler's Wife heads toward its immensely moving inevitable conclusion, this promising author leaves us with much to ponder about the nature of fate, memory, death and love." The Oregonian

Review:

"At turns playful, wearisome, and moving....Yet this lengthy novel is not all it could have been; at times, Niffenegger seems to be working out an idea rather than shaping a story." The Boston Globe

Review:

"This is Niffenegger's first novel. It's amazing and wonderful (except for a trickle of sap at the end), and I wish I could go back in time to the day I started reading it and read it all over again." Detroit Free Press

Review:

"[A]n unabashed homage to love, a tear-jerker of the first order which also happens to be an absorbing existential exploration of 'being' and temporality." Literary Review

Review:

"Niffenegger's inventive and poignant outing is well worth a trip. (Grade: B+)" Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

This limited edition volume includes art work painted by the author. This is the story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and falls in love with Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course.

About the Author

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Centre for Book and Paper Arts. The Time Traveler's Wife is her first novel.

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MelissaRF, May 5, 2007 (view all comments by MelissaRF)
An incredible read! Easily the best and most creative book I've read in an extremely long time! It's the kind of book that leaves you in total awe of the writer's abilities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596921535
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage
Subject:
General
Author:
Niffenegger, Audrey
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
October 13, 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
518
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 33 lb

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Product details 518 pages MacAdam/Cage Publishing - English 9781596921535 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] highly original first novel....[A] soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely observed details and scenes....[L]eaves a reader with an impression of life's riches and strangeness rather than of easy thrills."
"Review" by , "[C]leverly executed and tastefully furnished if occasionally overwrought....A Love Story for educated, upper-middle-class tastes...it could have some of that long-ago book's commercial potential, too."
"Review" by , "The premise may sound strange, but Niffenegger infuses her love story with such bittersweet tenderness that it becomes credible."
"Review" by , "A powerfully original love story."
"Review" by , "Spirited...Niffenegger plays ingeniously in her temporal hall of mirrors."
"Review" by , "In Audrey Niffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, we have the time-travel love story par excellence, with a remarkable new twist on this seductive but often predictable genre."
"Review" by , "[M]ore magical realism than sci-fi, and above all it's a surprising and compelling love story....Niffenegger avoids the drag of sentimentality and keeps it soaring with genuine emotion."
"Review" by , "Though the book remains a kick throughout, Henry and Clare, from any angle and at any time, gleam with unapproachable, off-putting perfection; imagine, say, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston."
"Review" by , "Niffeneger takes the stuff of science fiction and makes it so real that the reader moves past the premise of time travel to become emotionally involved in the lives of the characters....[It] pulls the reader into its world and doesn't let go until the last page."
"Review" by , "Niffenegger's beautiful prose and sure-handed way with character development lifts The Time Traveler's Wife beyond the realm of romance potboilers and into the mainstream of literature that will last."
"Review" by , "Ms. Niffenegger alternates the voices of Clare and Henry telling the story...so that the reader gets to know both characters intimately....It's not the plot but how it works itself out that makes this novel a delight."
"Review" by , "Accomplished as this novel often is — Niffenegger is especially dexterous in handling multiple domestic events common to relationship novels...one hopes to see what she will do next using more recognizable forms of storytelling."
"Review" by , "As The Time Traveler's Wife heads toward its immensely moving inevitable conclusion, this promising author leaves us with much to ponder about the nature of fate, memory, death and love."
"Review" by , "At turns playful, wearisome, and moving....Yet this lengthy novel is not all it could have been; at times, Niffenegger seems to be working out an idea rather than shaping a story."
"Review" by , "This is Niffenegger's first novel. It's amazing and wonderful (except for a trickle of sap at the end), and I wish I could go back in time to the day I started reading it and read it all over again."
"Review" by , "[A]n unabashed homage to love, a tear-jerker of the first order which also happens to be an absorbing existential exploration of 'being' and temporality."
"Review" by , "Niffenegger's inventive and poignant outing is well worth a trip. (Grade: B+)"
"Synopsis" by , This limited edition volume includes art work painted by the author. This is the story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and falls in love with Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course.
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