This extraordinary, magical first novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. 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 in his life, past and future. His disappearances are ...
This extraordinary, magical first novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. 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 in 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.
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Very good read. Took a bit of getting used to, but enjoyed reading this book.
Sep 1, 2011
There are some tender moments in this story, but I'm too old to sort out the gist of this story. it's kind of "sick" how Henry slips out of time and becomes naked for reasons I can't comprehend. Perhaps people like it because it's different. But for me, it was a disappointment. I'm still reading it and am thinking about putting it down as I have other books to read. It seems to have been a popular book, but I have a hard time with fantasy or whatever you call it. Sorry Ms. Niffenegger
Aug 26, 2010
I was confused, but I still liked it
This is a beautiful love story about a man who involuntarily time travels and the woman who loves him. I had a hard time wrapping my head around the author's portrayal of time travel, but overall a pretty good read.
Oct 1, 2009
I tried to read this book and could not get into it. Will have to try again another time.
Sep 10, 2009
Love On The Move
I really enjoyed this book and read it prior to the movie release. As usual, books are more in depth and detailed, but the story line and acting was genuinely on track. Prompt delivery and good price. I recommend this book and seller to others.
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