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    DescriptionNATIONAL 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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    Title
    The Tiger's Wife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tea Obreht
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 353
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780606238342
    ISBN 10: 0606238344
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    DC21: 813.6
    BIC subject category V2: FT
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BALKAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000, FIC019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GLD
    LC classification: PS3615.B73 T54 2011C
    Edition
    Prebound edition
    Edition statement
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    Publisher
    Turtleback Books
    Imprint name
    Turtleback Books
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Review quote
    "Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel."--Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times" "Spectacular . . . [Tea Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop. [Grade: ] A"--"Entertainment Weekly" "[Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying."--"The Wall Street Journal" "Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, "The Tiger's Wife "is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination."--"The New York Times Book Review" "That "The Tiger's Wife" never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic. . . . Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing."--"The Washington Post" " " "So rich with themes of love, legends and mortality that every novel that comes after it this year is in peril of falling short in comparison with its uncanny beauty."--"Time""Mesmerizing . . . [Tea] Obreht's striking ability to explain the world through stories is matched by her patience with the parts of life--and death--that endlessly confound us."--"The Boston Globe" "Makes for a thrilling beginning to what will certainly be a great literary career."--"Elle" "A compelling, persuasive writer, Obreht brings improbable elements to life on the page. Better, she makes them snap together with such magical skill that even the skeptical reader believes."--"Chicago Sun-Times" "In Obreht's expert hands, the novel's mythology, while rooted in a foreign world, comes to be somehow familiar, like the dark fairy tales of our own youth, the kind that spooked us into reading them again and again."--"O: The Oprah Magazine" "Obreht writes with an angel's pen .a