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The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. He is a hip librarian; she is a beautiful art student. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six...
ISBN-13: 9780965818674
ISBN-10: 0965818675
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 518
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 214 ratings
Publisher: MacAdam Cage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 63
This is now on my list of my all time favorite books. Along with "The English Patient" and "Girl with a Pearl Earring", the quality of language and lyrical writing are a joy to read - you don't want it to end. The unique premise is thought provoking and the characters you come to know and care about - with an ending that is tender, beautiful and tragic. I never cry over books, but the ending of this one really got to me. Sorry, I'm taking my copy out of circulation as it's staying in my permanent collection and I'm recommending it highly to all of my friends.

I can wait for Niffenegger's next book. If she continues to write this well, I'll be a fan for life.
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Helpful Score: 46
Definitely one of the best books I've ever read. True, the concept of the time-traveling takes a while to understand, and I don't think you fully do understand it, but I believe that's the whole point.

It truly is a wonderful and unique story. Such a tearjerker as well. Amazing amazing book.

If you start to read this and don't understand it, don't give it up right away. Give it a little while and you'll start to understand it and enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 26
This book is gorgeous! The story is a magnificent and unique story of, the time traveler's wife. It is a spiraling tale of two lives lived independently and shared. Their time, their past, their futures overlap. And yet, the husband lives in a world all his own with no control over when or where he is at any given moment. It is a fresh perspective on life, love, and cause and effect. This is book is a rare treasure, and a first novel at that! Kudos, Audrey! I cannot wait for your next book.
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Helpful Score: 24
This is a book I can read over and over again. I've waited for the movie to come out, but it seems that it never made the screen. The story is fascinating, funny and heart wrenching. It grabs the readers interest, and seems to glue itself to the reader's soul. This is truly one of those "I can't put it down" books. If you are lucky enough to nab a copy of this classic, do it!
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Helpful Score: 22
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The premise and style is fresh, which added to the experience of reading it. I think the author's experience as an artist added to the richness of the story. The sections dealing with making the paper and artwork fascinated me.
Two thumbs up!
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The book was a little confusing and sort of hard to follow but I'm still glad I read it.I was curious after reading other reviews but it was ok.
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Plenty to think about, though a pretty easy read.
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It took me awhile to get used the shifting storyline from present to past to future with Henry as well as the shifting POV between the two main characters--but I did enjoy this book. If you like time traveling stories or a good love story (with the constant tinge of sadness always in the background) than you will enjoy this book as well.

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