What finally tipped The Time Traveler's Wife onto my to-read list was someone's off-handed comment that it was set in Chicago and was very much a book of the city. And that's true, especially with regard to details—occasionally taken to a ridiculous extreme as when Henry, the titular time-traveling husband, describes (accurately) the two different bus routes needed to get to a particular jazz club. But for a Chicago-phile those details were merely the icing on a wonderful cake of a novel. This is a rich meaty story of two people's love, with the ups and downs and ins and outs, with a complex and artfully constructed time-travel story woven in.
FuzzyCo grade: A