Tiger's Wife

This is a terrific first novel. Unique setting, fascinating mythical as well as real characters, and lots to think about. It’s really an intertwined telling of stories which create a fascinating whole. There is something about the power and mystique of the tiger that draws us all in. Add to that Obreht’s Tiger’s Wife, the doctor who carries The Jungle Book in his pocket, and the narrative becomes quite compelling. Major themes include death, war, medicine and the power of story, as well as the question of wildness vs. civilized/tame behavior. Although it is very different, this book at times reminded me of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Different exotic setting, but its elements of war, medicine, family and death are mirrored here. So much to consider with the richness of themes—this would make an excellent book discussion book.

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