Friday, December 2, 2011
The Tiger's Wife, Tea Obreht
Today I finished a book called The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht. It was a really beautiful and moving novel, full of interwoven stories. It's about a young doctor, Natalia, in a country mending from war, whose grandfather dies mysteriously. As she searches for clues, she turns to stories he told her over the years of his encounters with "the deathless man." She also uncovers a story about her grandfather's childhood that he never told- the legend of the tiger's wife. I won't reveal what it is, but this is a really great book. It's serious and interesting, and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a challenging read. 5 stars.