The Tiger's Wife Author:Tea Obreht A New York Times Bestseller, An #1 Indie Next Pick -- Obreht is one of The New Yorker's current 20 Under 40Winner of the 2010 Orange Prize for FictionIn 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 inoculat... more »e the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around 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.« less
The book is very well written (which I always love) but the story is like a strung together, and somewhat misjointed, series of village myths. I had a hard time relating to any character or any story line.