The Tiger's Wife: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 8, 2011 - Fiction - 337 pages
199 Reviews

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In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Bookand the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.

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Magical storytelling and characters. - LibraryThing
Beautiful. What an amazing writer and storyteller. - LibraryThing
Her prose is magnificent, magical, and haunting. - LibraryThing
I loved the ending and the magic realism. - LibraryThing
The pacing isn't bad, but that's not the same thing. - LibraryThing
And her story telling is wonderful. - LibraryThing

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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  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

The Tige ۪s Wife never turned out much better than the sum of its often, but now always, excellent parts. The framing story is in the aftermath of a the former-Yugoslavian Civil Wars (although the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
32
Section 4
81
Section 5
93
Section 6
125
Section 7
149
Section 8
190
Section 11
267
Section 12
275
Section 13
303
Section 14
324
Section 15
333
Section 16
341
Section 17
343
Section 18
345

Section 9
229
Section 10
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About the author (2011)

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.




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