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The Tiger's Wife [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Tâea Obreht

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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.




From the Hardcover edition.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • CD F Obreht [9 DISC], Book on CD Fiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • CD F Obreht [9 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780307877000


Format: Audio Books
Author: Obreht, Tâea
Summary: When Balkan doctor Natalia's dearly loved grandfather dies far from home, the only thing that is clear is that his death is marked by murky facts. Convinced he was searching for the legendary immortal traveler he told her of as a child, Natalia begins a quest to find the answers he was looking for.
Title: The tiger's wife [compact disc] : a novel / Tâea Obreht.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.
Subject: Women physicians -- Fiction Orphanages -- Fiction. Grandparent and child -- Fiction Family secrets -- Fiction Immortalism in literature -- Fiction. Balkan Peninsula -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780307877000
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Obreht
Oclc: 642843342
Upc: 9780307877000
Bib Id: 357325

Format: Audio Books
Author: Obreht, Tâea.
Summary: When Balkan doctor Natalia's dearly loved grandfather dies far from home, the only thing that is clear is that his death is marked by murky facts. Convinced he was searching for the legendary immortal traveler he told her of as a child, Natalia begins a quest to find the answers he was looking for.
Title: The tiger's wife [compact disc] : a novel / Tâea Obreht.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.
Description: 8 sound discs (ca. 540 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Women physicians -- Fiction
Subjects: Orphanages -- Fiction.
Subjects: Grandparent and child -- Fiction
Subjects: Family secrets -- Fiction
Subjects: Immortalism in literature -- Fiction.
Subjects: Balkan Peninsula -- Fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Duerden, Susan
Other Author: Sachs, Robin, 1951-
Notes: Title from web page.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Duration: ca. 9:00:00.
Notes: Read by Susan Duerden and Robin Sachs.
ISBN: 9780307877000
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Medium: [compact disc] :
Call Number: F Obreht