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THE TIGER S WIFE (ORANGE PRIZE DE FICCION 2011)
by Tea Obreht | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingDeepswampwing of Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Monday, February 20, 2012
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, May 05, 2012

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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

Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.

In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.

But Natalia is also confronting a private, hurtful mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. A famed physician, her grandfather must have known that he was too ill to travel. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel.

Grief struck and searching for clues to her grandfather’s final state of mind, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. On their weeklytrips to the zoo he would read to her from a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, which he carried with him everywhere; later, he told her stories of his own encounters over many years with “the deathless man,” a vagabond who claimed to be immortal and appeared never to age. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. “These stories,” Natalia comes to understand, “run like secret rivers through all the other stories” of her grandfather’s life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.
 


Journal Entry 2 by wingDeepswampwing at Kullzenska cafet in Kalmar, Småland Sweden on Saturday, May 05, 2012

7 out of 10

Released 2 yrs ago (5/7/2012 UTC) at Kullzenska cafet in Kalmar, Småland Sweden

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Jag har läst den på svenska, den här hittade jag i bibliotekets bokbytarhylla, dne ville säkert röra på sig!
 


Journal Entry 3 by mariabokmal at Kalmar, Småland Sweden on Monday, May 07, 2012

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Upplockad på BC-träff! 


Journal Entry 4 by mariabokmal at Malmö, Skåne Sweden on Sunday, August 05, 2012

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Intriguing story, wonderfully told! 


Journal Entry 5 by mariabokmal at Norges hus in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Friday, April 19, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (4/19/2013 UTC) at Norges hus in Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden

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Left at the annual Bookcrossing convention!
 


Journal Entry 6 by wingGhaneschawing at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Saturday, April 20, 2013

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thanks for this good book 


Journal Entry 7 by Jishka at Göteborg, Västergötland Sweden on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Ghanesha hat mir dieses Buch gegeben, um es nach Süddeutschland zu fahren. Sie möchte es beim nächsten Ulmer Meet-up abholen.

Ghanesha gave me this book to drive it to southern Germany. She wants to pick it up at the next meet-up in Ulm. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingGhaneschawing at Café Einstein (OBCZ) in Wien Bezirk 01 - Innere Stadt, Wien Austria on Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Released 1 yr ago (7/19/2013 UTC) at Café Einstein (OBCZ) in Wien Bezirk 01 - Innere Stadt, Wien Austria

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Journal Entry 9 by allbookedup at Wien Bezirk 21 - Floridsdorf, Wien Austria on Friday, July 19, 2013

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got it from the ladies' night, thanks!  




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