Published by MacAdam/Cage on 2003
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
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Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who 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 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.
When I First Read: I remember it vividly. I was in undergrad and I read it on a weekday and stayed up until 3 am finishing it! Since then I have reread it countless times. More than I can count.
What I Remember: A sweeping epic romance that also made me sob uncontrollably every single time that I reread.
Why I Wanted to Reread: It’s just one of my favorite books ever. I love the story, I love Claire and Henry and I just well LOVE IT. So I decided to try it on audio which was actually really good! It’s interesting because I’ve reread it SO much that I know a lot of the lines by heart. Some of the lines read a bit differently than what I had in my head but it’s okay. I got over it. 🙂
How I Felt After Rereading: Weeeelll I was actually on the freeway when it got to the part that makes me ugly cry and then I got off on the wrong exit and had to circle back. So, it was just as emotional as all the other times I’ve reread. And I just love these two with all my heart!
Would You Read Again? YES, of course YES.