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The Time Traveler's Wife


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ISBN13: 9781931561648
ISBN10: 1931561648
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mandylea6, October 20, 2009 (view all comments by mandylea6)
A sincere apology to all you TT'sW lovers, but in truth...Ugh...despite all the great reviews I found this to be a serious let down. Maybe because of the hype I was expecting greatness, but what I read seemed kind of bland.
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kiraboo, July 9, 2007 (view all comments by kiraboo)
If I could give this more stars, I would. This is my favorite book ever (and that's saying a lot). Romantic without being sappy, enormously suspenseful, and just jolly good fun, it's really an incredible book. And even better- it's a very different book the second time you read it!
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Britt, July 2, 2007 (view all comments by Britt)
This seemingly impossible love story of two people, Henry and Claire, is eloquently written. This book tells a tale that is woven to aide readers to identify and understand the difficulties of love, life, and loss. I give this book five stars for the well developed characters that make this novel truly real and heartfelt and for the way the author wrote this novel. I could tell that Niffenegger wrote this tale from her heart. I am sincerely glad that she wrote this book and that I was lucky enough to stumble upon it.
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Kita, June 6, 2007 (view all comments by Kita)
This is one of my top five favourite books ever. It is beutifully written and draws in all your attention from the first page.
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Leslie Joseph, May 30, 2007 (view all comments by Leslie Joseph)
The Time Traveler's Wife is the perfect bridge between masculine and feminine themes as demonstrated by the alternating narration by the two main characters, Henry and Clare. The story is engaging, emotional, and thought-provoking.
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Niffenegger, Audrey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
San Francisco, CA
Fantasy - General
Married people
Time travel
Domestic fiction
General Fiction
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Trade Cloth
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Grade Level:
from 9
9 x 6 in 1.72 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 560 pages MacAdam/Cage Publishing - English 9781931561648 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"Inspired by her grandparents' love story in which the grandmother outlived her husband by nearly three decades, Niffenegger has invented Henry and Clare, and their unique and complicated love story involving the ability to live in the past and future in an unpredictable parallel. Delightful, imaginative, with an unforgettable conclusion."

"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."
"Synopsis" by , The Time Traveler's Wife is the love story of Henry and Clare DeTamble, a young married couple living in Chicago. Their lives together are complicated by a mystifying and exasperating genetic condition that causes Henry to involuntarily time travel. While Clare is left wondering if the man she always knew she would marry is safe from harm, Henry is taken on journies that are unpredictable, and alternately harrowing and amusing. While Henry strains to live as normal a life as he can, pursuing goals that will be familiar to most — a steady job, love, good friends, children of his own — Clare has always known that their love was pre-destined, having already met Henry as a young girl when he would time travel from their present to her past before they met.

Their bizarre life and the challenges they face are the same burdens that ultimately we all must deal with the inability to have control over their lives. However, what Henry's affliction does provide them is a glimpse to their final hours and to the novel's breathtaking ending. The Time Traveler's Wife is a story about adoration, separation, and ultimately about how time defines so much in our lives.

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A New York Times Bestseller.

"An enchanting novel, beautifully crafted and as dazzlingly imaginative as it is dizzyingly romantic."—Scott Turow

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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.

"Synopsis" by , The love story of Henry and Claire whose lives are punctuated by Henry's disappearance to different points in time--sometimes even back to visit Claire as a young woman. When Henry meets Claire, he is twenty-eight, and she is twenty. He's a hip, handsome librarian; she is an art student with Botticelli hair. Henry has never met Claire before; Claire has known Henry since she was six...
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