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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
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Mar 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, funky-fiction

The easiest way to describe The Tiger’s Wife is a story about a girl, her grandfather, and the grief process she goes through following his death; but it is so much more than just that. The novel tells the tale of Natalia Stefanovi, a young doctor in the Balkans, just following the war that split Yugoslavia. Natalia has travelled to offer medical aid to a group of orphans, and in the midst of her trip learns of the mysterious death of her grandfather. What follows is a story that weaves current day with stories told by her grandfather including that of an escaped tiger, and the deaf mute girl who becomes its companion and friend. A fascinating novel that is such a unique story, it’s hard to guess where it’s going. I liked being surprised with this book, and greatly enjoyed the Balkan history lesson as well. Easily my favorite book I've read so far this year.

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