Niffenegger, Audrey - THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE


Niffenegger, Audrey – 1st book

Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences amusing, unpredictable, and devastating.
It has been interesting to read the vast range of reviews for this book on Amazon. If you go in expecting a sweet love story, or a classic time-travel novel, you will be greatly disappointed. But, if you start without preconceptions, it is a remarkable achievement. I almost believe this is a book which speaks differently to each reader, based upon their own experiences. I approached this book with some hesitation, found it a bit difficult in the beginning, but became rapidly involved, and almost compelled to keep going. I shan’t express my personal reaction, except to say I can certainly see why the publisher awarded the author their highest ever advance.

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