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The Tiger's Wife - A Novel

Téa Obreht

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 storie

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 storie
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 storie

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:14


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:53


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:47


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:17


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:55


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:10


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:19


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:12


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:01


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:26


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:23


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:22


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:07


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:50


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:43


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

00:27