The Time Traveler’s Wife

Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut, The Time Traveler’s Wife, is the story, of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. 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 misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other, as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals– steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

I have the ebook with me since last year. I have it saved on my phone.

Bored at the office last week, I opened the ebook and started reading. And I couldn’t stop.

I was hooked on the weird, complicated, giddy, and sad love story of Henry and Clare.

I finished reading it a few minutes ago and I couldn’t stop thinking about their story.

That love can transcend time and age.

And this quote lifted from the novel.

“Is it better to be extremely happy for a short while. even if you lose it, than to be ok your whole life?”

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