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The Time Traveler's Wife

Format:  Paperback,

544 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date: Jul 2004

ISBN-13: 9780156029438

ISBN-10: 015602943X

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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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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date: Jul 2004
ISBN-13: 9780156029438
ISBN-10: 015602943X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 544
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.12
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.0 x 1.75
Walmart No.: 015602943

About the author

Biography of Niffenegger, Audrey

Audrey Niffenegger (born June 13, 1963 in South Haven, Michigan) is an American writer and artist. She is also a professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Niffenegger's debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife (2003), was a national bestseller. The Time Traveler's Wife is an unconventional love story that centers on a man with a strange genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time-travel and his wife, an artist, who has to cope with his frequent and unpredictable absences. The film version, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, is due for release in August 2009. Her latest fiction novel is entitled, Her Fearful Symmetry.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2003-08-01)

This debut novel tells the compelling love story of artist Clare and her husband, Henry, a librarian at the Newberry Library who has an ailment called Chrono-Displaced Person (CDP), which without his control removes him to the past or the future under stressful circumstances. The clever story is told from the perspectives of Henry and Clare at various times in their lives. Henry's time travels enable him to visit Clare as a little girl and later as an aged widow and explain "how it feels to be living outside of the time constraints most humans are subject to". He seeks out a doctor named Kendrik, who is unable to help him but hopes to find a cure for his daughter, Alba, who has inherited CDP. The lengthy but exciting narrative concludes tragically with Henry's foretold death during one of his time travels but happily shows the timelessness of genuine love. The whole is skillfully written with a blend of distinct characters and heartfelt emotions that hopscotch through time, begging interpretation on many levels. Public libraries should plan on purchasing multiple copies of this highly recommended book.

-David A. Beron?, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2005 (United Kingdom)
  • Galaxy British Book Awards, 2005 (United Kingdom)
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2004 (United Kingdom)
  • Great Lakes Book Awards, 2004 (United States)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year, 2004 (United States)
  • Alex Awards, 2004 (United States)
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, 2006 (United States)
  • John W. Campbell Award, 2005 (Canada)

Book description

A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry De Tamble, 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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