Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

the time travelers wifeIt has been over ten years since The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger, was first published (2003). Immensely popular, it has sold over 5 million copies, it was made into a movie, and is now available as an e-book with the first twenty-five pages of a sequel included. Wow.

It was given to me several years ago by my husband. He had a feeling I would enjoy reading it, and he was right.

What is unique about this love story that follows a child into parenthood as she waits for the love of her life is that the man who becomes her husband and the father of her daughter travels through time. A lot. This is not a science fiction novel. The time travel element is handled as an inconvenient health problem that separates two people whose love stands the test of time and prolonged separation.

It’s complicated, as love and relationships often are, but the unique concept, and poignant journey of Clare and Henry, keep us spellbound and break our hearts.

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About Joan Marie Naszady

I am a learner, a teacher, and a naturalist who enjoys being creative!
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4 Responses to Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

  1. HC says:

    I haven’t read this one yet and keep meaning to. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Your review is quality and entertaining; also, your length (word count) is perfect. I have a literary blog as well, and it’s nice to see someone who appreciates the art of book review!

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