Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday — Erin
by Tea Obreht
Pub date: March 8, 2011
Synopsis (via Goodreads): The time: the present. The place: a Balkan country ravaged by years of conflict. Natalia, a young doctor, is on a mission of mercy to an orphanage when she receives word of her beloved grandfather’s death far from their home under circumstances shrouded in confusion. Remembering childhood stories her grandfather once told her, Natalia becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for "the deathless man," a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. As Natalia struggles to understand why her grandfather, a deeply rational man, who go on such a farfetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the extraordinary story of the tiger’s wife.
I heard people talking about this book a few months ago and it was nothing but praise. For some reason the summary Tiger's Wife reminds me of Elizabeth's Kostova's The Historian, which, okay I never got around to finishing (but I still intend to), but really liked the feel of, especially it's "epic-ness" and can see this debut novel. I can't wait to see what's in store for us in The Tiger's Wife!
*Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by the lovely Jill over at Breaking the Spine