The Time Traveler's Wife
By Audrey Niffenegger
MacAdamCage Pub, 2003
Audience: Older Teens, Adults
Source: My Own Bookshelf
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. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.
An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.
This is one of my absolute favorites. Oftentimes, when I reread a book, it's not nearly as magical the second time around. That was not the case with this novel. I was immediately just as taken with it as I was the first time I picked it up.
It was recommended to me by a librarian that I worked with at the time. It wasn't my usual book - it wasn't teen and I didn't like the title. Why was she defined by her husband? Time travel? Really? To say the least, I was skeptical, but I believe in trying new things so I gave it a go, and was AMAZED.
This will always be one of my favorites. It's written in such a breathtaking way, and the ending is just heartbreaking. I love it. So good.