The book I’m dying to read right now, the book that I would drop everything if it just happened to come in the mail today (honestly I’d finish the book I’m reading now cause it’s rully good), is The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht. I first heard about The Tiger’s Wife from @yrstrulyREL. She’s been raving about the book for MONTHS, so you can imagine my disappointment when I was at the NCIBA conference and she was there AND SHE HAD GALLEYS OF THE TIGER’S WIFE and I wasn’t going to be there when she was giving them out. GAH! I shook my fist at the sky to show my frustration. If there was any time I wanted to blow off dumb adult responsibilities, it was then. But I couldn’t. CURSES!
Anyway, I GUESS I can wait until FREAKING MARCH. It’s not like other people aren’t reading it already and attesting to its awesomeness. *sigh* The good part about having to wait is that I’ll be put on maternity leave in late March, and you know what that means? Lots of reading time, baby. Heck yes!
The Tiger’s Wife
by Téa Obreht
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Random House (March 8, 2011)
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, would go on such a farfetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the extraordinary story of the tiger’s wife.
An involving mystery, an emotionally riveting family story, and a wondrous evocation of an unfamiliar world, The Tiger’s Wife is a brilliant novel.
Random House, you slay me with your awesome books.