Join us in the month of November as we discuss The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. The Time Traveler’s Wife is a modern love story about the two main characters, Clare and Henry, with a very unique twist. Henry has the ability to travel through time without warning, which causes many difficulties and surprises throughout his life. The story is told from differing perspectives of both Clare and Henry and how they each deal with Henry’s time travel related obstacles and problems.
Henry is in his late twenties when he meets Clare for the first time while working at the Newberry Library in Chicago. However, Clare met Henry for the first time when she was only six years old when he traveled back in time.
- Do you feel that Clare’s exposure to Henry’s time traveling abilities at such a young age helped her accept the situation as opposed to if she had met him when she was an adult?
Clare and Henry’s daughter, Alba, is able to time travel, but unlike Henry she has the ability to control it and choose where and when she would like to travel.
- Why do you think she is able to do this when Henry did not have the power to control where and when he would like to time travel?