The Tiger's Wife

by Tea Obreht

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Tea Obreht's debut novel takes place in an unnamed Balkan country similar to the former Yugoslavia. Natalia, a young medical student, is on her way to an orphanage in enemy territory when she learns that her beloved grandfather has died. As his confidante, Natalia was not only aware of his cancer; she was also privy to his many incredible adventures, the two most fantastic being his stories of the Deathless Man and the Tiger's Wife.

Awards and Recognition

49 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

25 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List

NPR stories about The Tiger's Wife

Tea Obreht was born in the former Yugoslavia, grew up in Cyprus and Egypt, and now lives in Ithaca, N.Y. She was named to The New Yorker's list of the 20 best fiction writers under 40 in 2010. Beowulf Sheehan hide caption

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