The Time Traveler's Wife
"This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry 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 pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternately harrowing and amusing. The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's passionate love for each other with grace and humour. Their struggle to lead normal lives in the face of a force they can neither prevent nor control is intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
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Winner of British Book Awards: Popular Fiction Award 2006. Runner-up for Reading Group Book of the Year 2007.
Sally writes: In this incredible love story we follow the lives of Henry and Clare as they discover that they are meant for one another. Yet this is like no other love story. Theirs is a complex relationship filled with uncertainty and doubt. Henry's sudden and frequent absences place a strain on their relationship that they struggle to cope with. The cause of which is Henry's genetic disorder where suddenly, with little warning, he is pulled into the past or the future. I was immediately drawn into the story and struggled to put it down, even for a second. Whatever you do don't let the fact that this has been made into a movie put you off reading the book.
Audrey Niffenegger is in her thirties and lives in Chicago. She teaches full-time at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts.