Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Feb 5, 2013

Perhaps you missed The Tiger's Wife, a 2011 novel by Tea Obreht.  A fiction title in alternating time periods between current day and war times in Middle Eastern Europe.  The main characters are a girl and her grandfather, both doctors.  This is a beautifully written novel with poetic prose telling the story of a girl trying to understand her grandfather’s ways as well as understanding herself during war times in Eastern Europe.  There is a sense of mysticism which requires some suspension of reality.  This is one of those complex novels that stays with you well after you have put it down, making you want to go back and re-read chapters to sift out the underlying meanings.  Highly recommend!  Available in eBook form.

Reviewed by Jennifer W.M.
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