Time travel book discussion Tuesday
Fast readers still have time to read "The Time Traveler's Wife" and join a book discussion Tuesday, March 27, at the Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 Ave. A.
Mary Ann Gregory will lead the discussion on the book by Audrey Niffenegger beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Niffenegger's debut is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 23 and Henry 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with chronodisplacement disorder. Periodically his genetic clock resets, and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
The book depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. They attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals such as steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.
To reserve a copy of this book, ask a staff member at the circulation desk of the library.