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Time Traveler's Wife Author Sells Second Book for $5 million

Time Traveler's Wife Author Sells Second Book For $5 Million

First, the good news for fans of Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife: A second novel is on the way and it's titled Her Fearful Symmetry.

Now, the good news for Audrey Niffenegger: She sold this new book to Scribner for $5 million dollars! This is an enormous amount of money for an advance during any time, but it's particularly stunning right now given the economic climate and the shaky fiscal ground on which the publishing world is balancing.

I so enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife (and really can't wait for the movie to come out, which is now supposedly slated for February 2010 — ugh) and I'm glad to hear Niffenegger has continued writing. Given the enormous success of her debut novel and this huge sum of money for a second book, she's up against some seriously high expectations. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope the best for her sophomore effort. To find out what the next novel is all about,


Niffenegger's site has the description of her forthcoming novel:

The novel concerns a pair of mirror-image twins, Julia and Valentina Poole. The twins are young, sheltered American girls who inherit a flat on the edge of Highgate Cemetery in London, bequeathed to them by their recently deceased aunt. Julia and Valentina are inseparable, and function almost as one being, although in temperament they are opposites. As the story begins, they arrive in London to live in their aunt's apartment.

What do you think? Are you happy with her success? Are you looking forward to her new book?


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jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
This is so strange! I was out with a friend the other night, and she was reading the Time Traveler's Wife... and now I hear about it again. I guess I'm going to read it now; the plot sounds interesting.
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
This was one of my favorite books of all time too. I don't think I can wait another year for the movie!
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
I was thinking about trying to read The Time Travler's Wife a second time, because I couldn't make it through the first run. I just really couldn't get into it. I much preferred "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This is one of my all-time favorite books, so I hope the second is good as well.
sofi sofi 8 years
Loved The Time Traveler's Wife and hope this turns out to be a good read, too! Looking forward to the movie to see how they pull this off :)
emalove emalove 8 years
I adored The Time Traveler's Wife!!! I am so looking forward to the movie...I love that Rachel McAdams is playing Claire.
JCP0240 JCP0240 8 years
This is great news! I too hope her second book is as good. I am always checking to see if she has anything new in the works. I am however worried about the TTW movie since is has been pushed back to Feb 2010. Ugh.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Yay! I loved Time Traveler's Wife and I cannot wait for the movie. Plus, now we get another Audrey Niffeneger book? Awesome.
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
I loved the Time Traveller's Wife. I lived in Chicago as an art student in the times the book takes place in and went to many of the places the characters go to. It was all totally realistic from that standpoint- she really captured that time and place beautifully and I thought the book was incredibly moving. I can't wait to read the next one!
Tech Tech 8 years
Loved the Time Traveler's Wife, and am fairly certain I'll love this.
Baluk Baluk 8 years
I didn't not like the time traveler's wife...I know I'm in the minority, but I thought the characters were self centred, greedy and pretentious. However, since I'm a fan of Rachel McAdams...I do want to see the film, but probably wouldn't read another book by Audrey Niffenegger.
syako syako 8 years
Dangit. How cool is that? I have a book, want it? Ok, give me 5 million! Now that's a good set up. :P
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I also love The Time Traveler's Wife...can't wait for this new book to come out!
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