The Tiger's Wife

The Tiger's Wife


By (author) Tea Obreht

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  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Format: Paperback | 353 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 30mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385343841
  • ISBN 13: 9780385343848
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 109,531

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "The Wall Street Journal - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Economist - Vogue - "Slate" - Chicago Tribune - The Seattle Times - Dayton Daily News - Publishers Weekly - "Alan Cheuse, NPR's "All Things Considered" " " SELECTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times - Entertainment Weekly - The Christian Science Monitor - The Kansas City Star - Library Journal" 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 Book" and 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. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

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Author information

Tea 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. Tea Obreht lives in New York.

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Advance praise for "The Tiger's Wife" "[A] brilliant debut...[Tea] Obreht is an expert at depicting history through aftermath, people through the love they inspire, and place through the stories that endure; the reflected world she creates is both immediately recognizable and a legend in its own right. Obreht is talented far beyond her years, and her unsentimental faith in language, dream, and memory is a pleasure." - "Publishers Weekly," starred review "Not even Obreht's place on "The New Yorker"'s current "20 Under 40" list of exceptional writers will prepare readers for the transporting richness and surprise of this gripping novel of legends and loss...[Contains] moments of breathtaking magic, wildness and beauty...Every word, every scene, every thought is blazingly alive in this many-faceted, spellbinding, and rending novel of death, succor, and remembrance." - "Booklist," starred review "Dizzyingly nuanced yet crisp, [and] muscularly written