The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

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By (author) Audrey Niffenegger

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Hardback | 546 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 43mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0547119798
  • ISBN 13: 9780547119793
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 177,939

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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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By Jessica 13 Feb 2014 1

I loved the movie. I thought it was sweet, romantic and lovely. So i got the book because I thought I would love it too. I was wrong. I loved the story line still, but this book is just way to spicy for me!
Sex Sex and more sex. Including henry coming back and having sex with his younger self.
Clair having sex with henry, and her friend after henry dies.
Its a little bit too much for my liking.

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PRAISE FOR THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE "An enchanting novel, beautifully crafted and as dazzlingly imaginative as it is dizzyingly romantic."--SCOTT TUROW "A powerfully original love story . . . [An] amazing trip."--PEOPLE "Niffenegger plays ingeniously in her temporal hall of mirrors."--THE NEW YORKER "[This] inventive and poignant writing is well worth a trip."--ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

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"An enchanting novel, beautifully crafted and as dazzlingly imaginative as it is dizzyingly romantic."--Scott Turow A most untraditional story, this is the celebrated tale 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 affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love. One of "People "magazine's Top Ten Books of the Year "[A] time-travel love story par excellence. . . . It will be a hard-hearted reader who is not moved to tears by this soaring celebration of the victory of love over time." --"Chicago Tribune" Audrey Niffenegger is a professor in the M.F.A. program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. She lives in Chicago. "The Time Traveler's Wife" is her first novel; her second, "Her Fearful Symmetry," takes place next to London's Highgate Cemetery.