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THE TIGER'S WIFE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Young physician navigating postwar chaos in the Balkans tries to make sense of the mysterious death of her beloved grandfather.En route to a rural orphanage with plans on inoculating a group of motherless local kids, 28-year-old Natalia gets the sudden, sad news that her grandfather, a well-respected doctor, has passed away. That he died far from home, in a village that appears on no map, raises ... Read full review

Review: The Tiger's Wife

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Melanie Smith

"Everything necessary to understand my grandfather lies between two stories: the story of the tiger's wife, and the story of the deathless man. These stories run like secret rivers through all the other stories of his life of my grandfather's days in the army; his great love for my grandmother; the years he spent as a surgeon and a tyrant of the University. One, which I learned after his death, is ... Read full review

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LibraryThing Review

User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

I loved the narrative in this story. Obreht does a wonderful job of switching voices and metaphors to tell a unified story. Is this a story about war in the Balkans? Is this a story about a woman and ... Read full review

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User Review  - GingerbreadMan - LibraryThing

Ever since they used to go to see the tigers at the Belgrad zoo together, Natalia shares a special bond with her grandfather. He is a brilliant doctor, an unassuming man deeply affected by the two ... Read full review

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User Review  - suzabelle - LibraryThing

A little confusing as to who the Tiger's Wife was at first. Also confusing as to the main character's grandfather and who he really was and who his father was. Read full review

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All reviews - 189
5 stars - 38
4 stars - 66
3 stars - 40
2 stars - 22
1 star - 8
Unrated - 15

All reviews - 189

All reviews - 189
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