The Time Traveler's Wife
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Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel.
Clare first met her future husband, Henry, when he was 30 years her senior. However, as a result of Henry's Chrono-Displacement Disorder, when the couple married, they were only separated by eight years.
A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course.
Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel. Available on downloadable and CD audio book.
Henry DeTamble is a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time. Clare Abshire is an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap.
From the critics
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Other: The book takes your heart, makes it all warm and fuzzy, and grinds it under it's heel.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Ingrid commits suicide.
Sexual Content: A bit of sexual content, but it's always pretty tame in that regard.
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ClaireThomason thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
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"I wish for a moment that time would lift me out of this day, and into some more benign one. But then I feel guilty for wanting to avoid the sadness; dead people need us to remember them, even if it eats us, even if all we can do is say "I'm sorry" until it is as meaningless air."
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When Henry meets Clare, he is twenty-eight and she is twenty. Henry has never met Clare before; Clare has known Henry since she was six. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. Henry and Clare's attempts to live normal lives are threatened by a force that they can neither prevent nor control, making their passionate love story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable. The Time Traveler's Wife is a story of fate, hope and belief, and more than that, it's about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.