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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
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Mar 02, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: contemporary-fiction
Read from February 29 to March 02, 2012

When I finished The Tiger's Wife by Tia Obrecht, I realized that this read is not the one I expected. Instead, it's a gentle read about memories, death, and the future. Natalia loves her grandfather dearly. He taught her so much about life and people that when he dies she begins to recall the many incidents that marked his life and hers. She was the only one he told he was so ill to the distress of her grandmother. He was her mentor so she, too, became a doctor. One of the stories that is so memorable for the reader is that of the tiger's wife, a deaf-mute woman whose very existence evokes superstition among the village people. The other is that of the mora or deathless man whose encounters highlight her grandfather's life and whom, she, too, gets to meet. If you expected an adventure tale skip this one but if you want one to read, muse about life and death and the tales therein this is a read for you.
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03/01/2012 "Since I'm reading this on my Kindle it's hard to know what page it is. Anyway I'm 70% through the read. It's good but not as good as all the hype would lead one to expect. The story is about a woman who becomes a doctor. She loses her grandfather to whom she is very attached and as she goes about her medical activities she remembers tale after tale about him - wonderful memories all."

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Sue I have this on hand and plan to read this in the coming months. I'm really looking forward to it.

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