Time Travel

Time Traveler’s Wife
Audrey Niffenegger

In 2009, this book caught my attention, as I’m a huge fan of time travel stories.  I cracked the cover and was immediately enthralled.  Claire and Henry are time crossed lovers.  What I found completely fascinating about Time Traveler’s Wife is the mechanics behind time travel in this story.  It is NOT what you’d believe it to be.  I will leave it at that.

Emotional, thrilling and surprising this book captured me for more than the obvious reasons of time travel being central to the theme.  Henry is a librarian.  That detail surprised me in and of itself, as you don’t see many males portrayed in literature or anywhere else for that matter in the library field.  It was nice to see.

Can you guess why?  Wink.  Wink.  Smile Smile.

For those of you who haven’t read this book yet I recommend searching it out.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised; and by all means, avoid avoid avoid the movie.

Enchantment
Orson Scott Card

A retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Enchantment is full of beauty and detail.  Taking place in Russia, Enchantment intricately weaves the Russian Folktale of Baba Yaga into Enchantment so well that it appears to be part of the story.  Kudos to Card for doing such a fine job of this.

If you like time travel stories
If you like folklore
If you like SF/F tales
you are in for a treat with this book.

Don’t let the SF/F genre scare you away.  There is some literate fiction in the field.  You just have to know where to find it.  If you are close to Madison, stop by the library and ask to speak to me.  If I’m around I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Time and Again
Jack Finney

This illustrated book found its place to me through a fellow librarian here at Scranton Library in Madison, Connecticut.  It has long been known of my fancy for well written time travel stories and I was told I MUST read this book.  I’m now returning the favor.

Simon Morley is approached by the U.S. Army to take part in a secret government project.  Simon agrees to participate but has a caveat of his own.  He requests to return to New York City at a specific time period.

You’ll have to read the book to discover what the reason was he wanted to return to a specific place at a specific time.  Have no fear.  I believe you’ll be as sucked into the narrative as I was.

Until next time…
…Turn the page.

Chris

Time Travel

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