Troubled by the mysterious circumstances surrounding her grandfather's death, Natalia revisits the stories he used to tell her when she was a child. A doctor on a humanitarian mission in Eastern Europe, Natalia struggles to balance her grief with the more curious puzzles of the war-torn town to which she has been assigned. Slipping between these layers of memory, mythology, and life at hand, THE TIGER'S WIFE is Yugoslavian émigré Tea Obreht's virtuosic first novel. Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Reviews as one of the Ten Best Books of 2011.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: General, Literary, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Politics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Conflicts + Dualities, War + Military, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship