The Tiger's Wife

By Tea Obreht
(Shi Bao Chu Ban/Tsai Fong Books, Paperback, 9789571354903, 320pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group
“Very rarely does a first novel announce a major new talent, but so it is with The Tiger's Wife. Brilliantly using myth and legend from the Balkans, Tea Obreht tells the story of a young doctor, her grandfather, and their shared history against the backdrop of the area's decades of turmoil and sorrow. This brilliant effort evokes echoes of Borges and Garcia Marquez, and is certain to mesmerize the reader.”
-- Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2011 Indie Next List



NPR
Thursday, Mar 10, 2011

Alan Cheuse reviews the debut novel The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. More at NPR.org

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Sunday, Mar 6, 2011

In The Tiger's Wife, Natalia reflects on her close relationship with her grandfather, a reasonable man with a penchant for mythical Balkan folktales. Young author Tea Obreht tells Lynn Neary about growing up in the former Yugoslavia and returning to it for inspiration. More at NPR.org

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  1. Natalia says that the key to her grandfather’s life and death "lies between two stories: the story of the tiger's wife, and the story of the deathless man". What power do the stories we tell about ourselves have to shape our identity and help us understand our lives? 

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