Jul 1st, 2010 by Lori
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler’s Wife is a classic love story. Clare and Henry are separated by time but bound by love. In an instant Henry is transported through time leaving Clare anxiously waiting and wondering when and where she will see him again.
As you are drawn deeper into Clare and Henry’s story you will be reminded of the first time you feel in love and maybe even motivated to cook this romantic meal for your loved one after you host this romantic book club.
From the Publisher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
A dazzling novel in the most nontraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant.
An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler’s Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.
Book Club Ideas
For this book club I decided to cook the meal that Henry made for Clare on the night they were engaged. Henry is an amazing cook. Throughout the years he begins to teach Clare who, in the beginning of their relationship, cannot boil water. As someone who loves being in the kitchen, Clare’s transformation into a cook was one of my favorite parts of the book.
I wanted to set up an elegant theme for this party. I decorated the table with a beautiful flower arrangement and served dinner on white china. Clare and Henry drank plenty of wine on this night, as did we. The night of our first book club my fabulous sister-in-law Annie brought me the Vinturi Red Wine Aerator. Wine never tasted so good. You pour your wine through this aerator mixing the perfect amount of air with your glass of wine. You are missing out if you don’t already have one.
I don’t know about you, but to me there are not many things better in life than an excellent meal with friends and plenty of wine. To help set the mood for this book club party I played the soundtrack from the movie.
Book Club Menu
This meal is perfect for your book club or a romantic night in with your loved one. The Vichyssoise is also perfect for a summers lunch with your girlfriends.
Book Club Resources
Ratings at the time this post was published
|Goodreads: 3.93 stars (261,771 ratings)|
|Amazon: 4 stars (2321 reviews)|
|Barnes & Noble: 4.5 stars (1623 reviews)|
|My Rating: 4.5 stars|
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There is also a movie based on The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I went with several girlfriends to see the movie and I have to be honest, those of us who had read the book beforehand had an easier time following the movie’s plot. But, it is definitely still worth seeing. Oh, and remember your Kleenex.
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