ISBN 9780099546184,The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780099546184

ISBN-10 0099546183


Number of Pages 626 Pages
Language (English)


Henry has a strange genetic disorder. For as long as he can remember, he has been able to jump forward and back in time. He always doesn’t cross more than a few decades, and the jump has been involuntary. It could last hours, or it could end in minutes. The time jumps have changed his life, and the lives of the people around him. Through his jumps, Henry has been in odd situations, learning to pick locks, and to steal. He has to learn how to fight too, because he always arrives naked, and sometimes he needs to take the things he needs to survive by force. It is all worth it when he meets a girl in his own timeline at the Newberry Library. She is Clare Anne Abshire, and she tells Henry that even though he has never met her himself, she has known him almost all her life. In fact, Henry will one day jump back into the past, and meet Clare as a six year old. He meets her in the woods near her home in South Haven, Michigan, and begins meeting her again and again throughout her life. Clare realizes that throughout her life, she’s always going to be waiting for Henry, and that they are truly and completely in love. Henry realizes that he too has strong feelings for Clare, and thus they begin a lifelong relationship that will define Henry’s own perception of his ability. This book is a love story truly like no other.