A Story of Enduring Love

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Being One of People’s Top Ten Books of the Year, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is an unexpected novel that shows the power of true love.

Being One of People’s Top Ten Books of the Year, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is an unexpected novel that shows the power of true love. Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire never chose each other. They never chose to fall in love. It just happened. Henry DeTamble, a librarian who involuntarily time travels meets his future wife at age 28. He knows nothing about her. But Clare knows everything about him. Why? Because Henry is a time traveler and their love has no official time or date. As Henry and Clare start their lives together, Clare is always living in the fear that Henry will never come back. She waits every single waking hour wondering when he will come back, and when he went. Henry is also always equally terrified. What if he stops in time and can never find his wife again? Clare, always waiting, and Henry always leaving, somehow manage to stay unconditionally in love… no matter what life throws them. But one monkey wrench may bend these two people over the edge, and love may not be enough anymore.

 

Written by Audrey Niffenegger, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is one of my top ten books of the summer. The suspense that is mixed with every chapter will keep you on the edge of your seat at all times. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is truly a magical masterpiece that you will never forget. It’s not every day that you get me to start balling over a book and re- reading the last chapters over and over. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is meant for mature audiences because of the sensual content and violent references. It is quite a long book but will linger in your mind for a very long time. As summer comes to a closing (which means less “choice- reading”) for me, I am so glad I read this amazing, magical book that made me think of love and life in a totally new and fresh context.