The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

There are a lot of highly rated books being released in March including Tea Obreht’s book, The Tiger’s Wife.

Ms. Obrecht at 25 is the youngest author featured in The New Yorkers 20 Under 40 Fiction Issue last August.  A short story “The Blue Djinn” was part of the reason for her inclusion in the group of 40.  Many are looking forward to reading her first novel which will be released on March 3.

“Téa Obreht is the most thrilling literary discovery in years.” —Colum McCann

The story line begins with Natalia, a young doctor, arriving at an orphanage by the sea on a mission of mercy .  She and her friend Zora begin hearing of secrets about something hidden in the nearby vineyards.  Another mystery is the circumstances of the death of her grandfather.  She remembers stories he told her about a tiger haunting a village during World War II.  The stories help her find the answers she seeks.

The Author

Born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985, Ms. Obreht has lived in the United States since the age of twelve.

Here’s her site:  Tea Obreht (She looks much younger than 25).

Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, andThe Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

She has been included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35. She now lives in New York.

Collecting The Book

Ms. Obreht will be signing extensively, in New York, Seattle, Jackson Mississippi and Austin, Texas.  Other locations are on her site.  I reserved a signed first from Lemuria.  She will be there on March 23, two days before Karen Russell signs Swamplandia! which I reserved also.

I do not know the number of copies of the first printing.  I’m assuming 50,000 due to the extensive book tour.  Ms. Olbreht did not have a direct e-mail on her site.  The current rating for the book is 69.

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