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The Tiger's Wife: A Novel



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Author
Obreht, Tea
Descriptors
Animals
Doctors
Dreams
Fables
Family History
Family Relationships
Flashbacks
Grandfathers
Love, Power of
Magic
Secrets
Superstitions
Village Life
Zoos
Location/Setting:
Yugoslavia
Time Period:
1940s
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Summary
Weaving together flashbacks from her grandfather's life in pre-war Yugoslavia, her relationship with him and their trips to the zoo to visit his beloved tiger, and her current life as a physician traveling to orphanages, this novel uncovers the past of many relationships in war-torn Eastern Europe.
Critique
A magical, superbly written tale that makes you feel like you are being told an ancient, passed-down fable. Richly drawn characters, interesting settings, and mysterious elements all combine to make fascinating reading. Highly recommended.
ISBN
9780385343831
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# of Pages
337
Published
2011
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: MS MA


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