Read The Time Traveler’s Wife for another time-traveling love story
You’ve likely seen the movie, but have you read the book? The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is a must-read during Droughtlander.
For some, the aspect of time travel is something that pulled viewers and readers into Outlander. There was this setting of someone having to get used to another time period. Most time-travel stories focus on the person who has done the time-traveling, but what about the other person?
While Outlander offers an element of that, especially in Voyager, it’s not quite the same. In The Time Traveler’s Wife, two people fall in love but one has the inability to remain in one time period. And that’s a gene passed on that causes problems for pregnancies down the line.
What is The Time Traveler’s Wife?
You’ll have watched the movie, I’m sure. Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana are wonderful together, but the movie misses out so much. That’s not surprising considering the time element. There is only so much that could fit into that movie, making the book a must-read.
The Time Traveler’s Wife is an innovative story. Clare has known Henry since she was six. He was 36 at the time. Yet, he is 31 on the day of his wedding to a 23-year-old Clare.
How is that possible? It’s all to do with time-travel. Henry is diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder. He can find himself misplaced in time, but he remembers everything that has happened. So, at 36, he knows that he’ll marry Clare when he’s 31, so be able to tell her where to be.
Henry has no control over when he time travels. It’s harrowing for him, but it’s also filled with sadness for Clare. How can she possibly plan for him?
The novel focuses on that relationship together. They just want normal lives, but that’s not possible.
Why it’s perfect for Droughtlander
With only one book, this isn’t going to take you long to read during Droughtlander. However, that doesn’t mean The Time Traveler’s Wife isn’t for you.
This is a story of love and passion. It’s also a story of life. They have this passionate love that may not be enough to managing Henry’s condition. This isn’t something he can control, but at the same time, it’s something that affects more than him.
We get this chance of looking at a time-travel story from the view of the person who remains stationary. We feel that heartbreak and loss Clare faces throughout. Sure, there are joyful times, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. This is a love story that has a lot of bad, but the good is worth it. And the emotional writing will bring you to tears.
Need a good cry? This novel is definitely for you.
What are you reading to get through Droughtlander? What do you think of The Time Traveler’s Wife? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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