The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Genre: Romance

Page Count: 546

Publication Date: 2003

Summary: As you can tell from the title, Henry and Clare end up married but the story begins when they first meet.  Theirs is no ordinary love story, though, because Henry suffers from chrono-impairment – he randomly travels in and out of the past, present and future.

Recommended: YES!  I loved this book because it’s not an ordinary love story.  Henry’s time-traveling adds an element of drama and excitement (and sometimes sadness and danger) to their relationship.  The ending made me cry and one scene was kind of unbelievable but overall it was a very good book. There is a reading guide at the end of the book that would be helpful for a book club discussion.

Watch Out For: Bad language throughout the book, Sex scenes, drug references, and a suicide scene.

Noteworthy Excerpts: “I’m wearing blue jeans, a baby blue sweater with little yellow ducks all over it, and a neon red down vest with pink tennis shoes. Really, it’s not surprising that someone would feel they needed to hit me.”      “Clare is eating something pistachio-colored that has several large shrimp poised over it as though they are nearsighted old men reading a newspaper.”


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