The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 8, 2011 - Fiction - 337 pages
42 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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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

While praising Obreht for writing with great lyrical force, some have criticized her for writing a disjointed novel. I disagree. Her novel's central question asks, "How do people respond to death ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chrissie - Goodreads

I cannot recommend this book. I have given it only two stars. I am almost thinking of giving this one star. I will be very specific in listing what disturbed me. Let me mention immediately that those ... 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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