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

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 8, 2011 - Fiction - 337 pages
195 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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5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
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2 stars
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Beautifully descriptive writing style. - Goodreads
Impeccable prose throughout the duration of the book. - Goodreads
The writing is often exquisite. - Goodreads
The ending really clinched it for me. - Goodreads
Obrecht's writing is clean and even a little stark. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

This rates more than 3 stars. The story was interesting, the ideas also, the characters well drawn, the structure good. Should have made 4 stars but somehow the writing did not quite flow. If this is ... Read full review

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User Review  - ahgonzales - LibraryThing

It took me a while to get into this book - I was probably about a third of the way in before it really started to grab me. The writing is beautiful and I enjoyed the tangents the author uses to give ... 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
239

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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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