The Time Traveler's Wife

   It is clear that Ms. Niffenegger is a poet, from her timing and description of details. The concept of the Time Traveler's predicament is surprising and fascinating, and she applies its rules consistently. Very good development of characters, including secondary ones.

   From Publisher's Weekly: "This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study, and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes."