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The Tiger's Wife
by Tea Obreht


Overview - Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Obreht, the youngest of "The New Yorker's" 20 best American fiction writers under 40, spins a timeless novel about a young doctor who confronts the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Obreht, the youngest of "The New Yorker's" 20 best American fiction writers under 40, spins a timeless novel about a young doctor who confronts the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. 368 pp.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385343848
  • ISBN-10: 0385343841
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 353


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