Study Guide

The Time Traveler's Wife Book 2, Chapter 8

By Audrey Niffenegger

Book 2, Chapter 8

Three

  • Saturday, March 13, 1999 (Henry is 35, Clare is 27)
  • Henry and Clare visit Charisse and Gomez, who have just had their third child. Clare loves holding Charisse's baby, filled with longing.
  • When Charisse asks Henry if he wants to hold the baby too, he panics and steps outside. He realizes that his father never held him when he was a baby. When Henry tells Gomez that they've had three miscarriages so far, Gomez comments that to lose three babies "looks like carelessness" (2.7.28).