W.W.B. (Women Write Books) is a reading group that celebrates women authors in both classic and contemporary works!
This month the club will be discussing The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.
National Book Award Finalist and New York Times Bestsller, 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, NPR's All Things Considered, and selected One of the Top 10 Books of the Year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly,The Christian Science Monitor, The Kansas City Star, Library Journal
In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with "the deathless man." But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her--the legend of the tiger's wife.
"Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A beguiling blend of realism, myth and legend, this novel possesses a presence and force, essential ingredients for a novel that is very much rooted in reality yet transcends time." --Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago TribuneEditor's Choice
Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation's list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.
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