The Time Traveler's Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099464462 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BabyFlylady of Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/30/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 30, 2006
A charity shop find - but in almost pristine condition. Minimal damage to the spine.

The Barnes & Noble Review from Discover Great New Writers
Often lighthearted, thoroughly original, and ultimately profoundly moving, Audrey Niffenegger's first novel tells the story of two people destined to be together: Clare, a perfectly normal woman, and Henry, a time-traveler.
According to the unique rules that Niffenegger creates, Henry travels unexpectedly and mostly to his own past, often when he is "all stressed out and [has] lost his grip on now." As Henry explains when he first meets Clare: "…the person you know doesn't exist yet. Stick with me, and sooner or later he's bound to appear. That's the best I can do." And while it's true that Henry travels to different moments in time, he also travels from them as well. He frequently gets lost in time and doesn't know "when" he is.

But the real story of the book is the lifelong love Clare and Henry share as they try to make the most of the times they have together -- the times when Henry is not traveling.

Subtle but powerful, The Time Traveler's Wife is a book whose importance becomes more evident with each turn of the page, provoking readers to ask themselves if they've made the most of the moments of their lives --moments so fleeting, they could be time travelers themselves. (Fall 2003 Selection)






I am looking forward to reading this one!!

Journal Entry 2 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
An excellent book! After struggling with the first few chapters I finally began to understand the concept and narritive and then throughly enjoyed it. I laughed, I cried and I finished it in 2 days!!!! I would recommend it - if there is anyone left in the world who hasn't read it!!!!!

Journal Entry 3 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, April 19, 2007
It would appear that I am not the last person on the earth to have read it so plan to send it out as a ray.

Interest so far:(in no particular order)

AmyAlice - N/E UK
Kathrynkat- N/E UK - (skipped)
Peamartian- Durham UK _
Diamondlucy - austria
BettyBoekwurm - Portugal
ivylibra224 - missouri,usa
slidegirlcass - New Jersey, USA
Lynlee4 - Florida, USA
TanyaReed- canada
kobie03 - canada<------- Book is here January 2008

Released 13 yrs ago (4/22/2007 UTC) at Undercroft Restaurant, Durham Cathedral in Durham, County Durham United Kingdom

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Passed on to AmyAlice at the very small & exclusive meet in Durham!

Journal Entry 5 by AmyAlice on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
collected from Babyflylady thanks


just finished this some problems with sticking with the concept but greatly enjoyed the story. I kept getting muddled, is he one person or two? If one how could he meet himself, if two why did he disappear? Also if you were his wife would you really allow him to look after your baby alone.

still the novel was original and thought provoking

taking to the OBCZ for passing on to Pea Martian if there

Journal Entry 6 by PeaMartian from Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, July 01, 2007
Picked up at the Durham meet yesterday afternoon and added to my TBR stack...

Journal Entry 7 by PeaMartian from Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, August 16, 2007
I finished this book a couple of days ago, and have been waiting to journal it to see if my impression of it changed... The answer is no - I still think this is a fantastic book.

It''s so refreshing to find an entirely new concept (new to me anyway, and I do read a fair wack of SciFi, so you would think I''d met all the variations on Time Travel by now). I think that writing the story from both of the main characters'' very personal view points was a stroke of genius (like two people writing their own diaries about the same events), and made me think a whole lot more about the events, and how I would have interpreted them if they had happened to me.

I thought that the book got a whole lot darker in Part II, and although I still found it to be a page-turner, I was also incredibly nervous about what was going to happen next, and whether Henry and Clare would get to be happy for a long time, or whether they would end up suffering for a long time. I guess I take it as a sign of a really good book when I get caught up in empathising with the characters like this, even if some of the structures/events are a little hard to believe (e.g. as AmyAlice says, you just wouldn''t leave Henry to take care of a baby on his own)...

A great read - thanks for sharing...

Will post it on as soon as I get the address of the next person on the list...

Journal Entry 8 by BettyBoekwurm from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Received yesterday. I can hardly wait to read it, but I have another book to finish first. Thanks PeaMartian and BabyFlylady!

Journal Entry 9 by BettyBoekwurm from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Friday, September 07, 2007
After finishing this book, the only thing I could say was "wow". The concept is original, the writing is fluid, and even in a strange context, the characters are perfectly beleivable. I empathized both with Clare and Henry and they seemed like real people.

Plus, I love any kind of unorthodox narrative. I love it when an author writes through different methods, and this book made for some really addictive reading. I cound't stop. I'd find myself just wishing that time would stop so I could finish the book.

Thanks for sharing this! It's certainly going on to my list of best reads of the year!

I've PMed for the next person's address and should send it on its way by next week.

Journal Entry 10 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Friday, September 21, 2007
Just received this one today. I'll get to it as soon as I finish one other book I'm reading.

Journal Entry 11 by ivylibra224 from Kimberling City, Missouri USA on Friday, October 19, 2007
I found this book difficult to get into at first. As I kept reading the concept became much more real for me. By the end of the book I was totally captivated, and have begun to give the subject much more thought. This was an amazing adventure that I would never have enjoyed but for bookcrossing!

Journal Entry 12 by lynlee4 from North Port, Florida USA on Sunday, November 04, 2007
I've received and can't wait to start. Just finished another bookray today and will dig in to this sometime this week.

Journal Entry 13 by lynlee4 from North Port, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Whoa!Just finished tonight and not sure what to say. It's a great read. I had a hard time with it because I didn't know if we were coming or going. But it was like a car accident on the side of the road-you just have to look! I found myself thinking about Clare and Henry at time when I wasn't reading. It seems the book blurred my time lines :)
Looks like Slidecassgirl didn't get the book yet. I'll PM her before sending to Canada.
Thank you to BabyFlyLady for sending your book into the wild :)

Journal Entry 14 by lynlee4 from North Port, Florida USA on Friday, December 14, 2007
I was horrified to find this under the seat of my car!! It fell out of my bag and out of my head!! So sorry - it's in the mail today on it's way to Canada!

Journal Entry 15 by TanyaReed from Little River Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada on Saturday, December 22, 2007
I just received this today. I might not get to read it until after the holidays because I'm spending them with my family in another town. Afterwards, I'll get to it as soon as I can and then send it on. Thanks! I've wanted to read this for awhile.

Journal Entry 16 by TanyaReed from Little River Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada on Sunday, January 06, 2008
I loved this book!

Journal Entry 17 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Monday, January 21, 2008
Book arrived today. Thanks.

Journal Entry 18 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Monday, February 11, 2008
Wow1 what an original book, once I got in to the flow of it I was captivated with this love story which explored so many aspects of a relationship.i think Henry and Clare will stay with me for a while.
i'm last on the list of this ray so I'll ray it forward to keep it travelling.

Released 12 yrs ago (5/1/2008 UTC) at a bookray in Flatrock, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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given to trex3 who'll ray it forward when read

Journal Entry 20 by trex3 from Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Sunday, May 11, 2008
Caught from kobie03 May the 5th.

Journal Entry 21 by trex3 from Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, July 22, 2008
i realy enjoy this book

Journal Entry 22 by trex3 at St. Clares Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (7/22/2008 UTC) at St. Clares Hospital in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

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Left on a table in the waiting room.

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