Teaser Tuesdays – The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

Posted May 15, 2012 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays | 9 Comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:



  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Summary From Goodreads:

Natalia Stefanovi, a doctor living (and, in between suspensions, practicing) in an unnamed country that’s a ringer for Obreht’s native Croatia, crosses the border in search of answers about the death of her beloved grandfather, who raised her on tales from the village he grew up in, and where, following German bombardment in 1941, a tiger escaped from the zoo in a nearby city and befriended a mysterious deaf-mute woman. The evolving story of the tiger’s wife, as the deaf-mute becomes known, forms one of three strands that sustain the novel, the other two being Natalia’s efforts to care for orphans and a wayward family who, to lift a curse, are searching for the bones of a long-dead relative; and several of her grandfather’s stories about Gavran Gailé, the deathless man, whose appearances coincide with catastrophe and who may hold the key to all the stories that ensnare Natalia.

My Teaser:


“I saw him thinking about it. He thought for a long time while we walked with the elephant.  Perhaps under slightly different circumstances, he might have told me the story about the tiger’s wife. Instead, he told me about the deathless man.”
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9 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

  1. Liv

    Nice job with the teaser…
    This maybe be a goofy question, but how do you pick a random page when reading on a kindle or a nook?
    😉

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