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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
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May 15, 12

bookshelves: fiction-literary, fiction-romance, fiction-fantasy, guaranteed-reads
Read in May, 2010

(Literary Fiction/ Fantasy) This book is thick, but don't let it fool you because it moves very rapidly. The love story of Claire and Henry is a fateful star-crossed love story. The two meet when Claire is six and Henry is 36. Henry is a rare time-traveler and happenstancely lands in Claire's childhood home meadow. The two begin a lifelong friendship and then marriage upon which the novel is centered. My aunt and I decided that you can't try to analyze the time-travel aspect of the story; you just need to enjoy the love story for what is it. It is a fast-paced romance with a twinge of sci-fi as Claire and Henry meet with Doctor Kendrick in hopes of making Henry stop time-traveling. It's easy to see why the Time Traveler's Wife has been used in book clubs: it has a great mass appeal. Male and female narration, romance, drama, and sci-fi make this novel a multi-faceted gem.

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