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Past, Present, Future: 10 Books that explore time travel (from the library's blog, Just Browsing)
I think it’s safe to say that most people have probably wished that they could travel through time, and yet, when we delve into the logistics of time travel it can be both terrifying and fascinating. What if our time travel alters history? What if we travel through time and get stuck there? What if we fall in love with someone from the past? Here are ten books about time travel that explore these questions as well as others.
By Madeleine L’Engle
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg’s father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
By Audrey Niffenegger
Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel.
By Edward Bloor
Seventh-grader Martin Conway believes that his life is monotonous and dull until the night the antique radio he uses as a night-light transports him to the bombing of London in 1940
By Julie Cross
After his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot during a violent struggle, nineteen-year-old Jackson uses his supernatural abilities and travels back in time two years, where he falls in love with Holly all over again, learns that his father is a spy, and discovers powerful enemies of time who will stop at nothing to recruit him for their own purposes.
By Lisa Mangum
Abby’s senior year is going according to plan until she meets Dante, the mysterious foregin-exchange student from Italy. Dante is not who he appears to be and the truth will change Abby forever.
By Connie Willis
Stranded in the past during World War II, three researchers from the future investigate period behavior and seek each other out in a shared effort to return to their own time.
By Peter Haining
A collection of short stories about time travel.
By Ayn Rand
Equality 7-2521 lives in the Dark Ages of the future, where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth from the herd — to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice.
By Sherman Alexie
Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.
By H.G. Wells
The classic science fiction thriller depicting the adventures of the Time Traveler whose fantastic invention carries him into the world of the future.
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