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The Resource The tiger's wife : a novel, Téa Obreht

The tiger's wife : a novel, Téa Obreht

Label
The tiger's wife : a novel
Title
The tiger's wife
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Téa Obreht
Title variation
tigers wife
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 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 inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself
Summary
Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2011.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
374611
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Obreht, Téa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.B73
LC item number
T54 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women physicians
  • Orphanages
  • Grandparent and child
  • Family secrets
  • Balkan Peninsula
Target audience
adult
Label
The tiger's wife : a novel, Téa Obreht
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780385343831
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010009612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 551199480
  • (OCoLC)551199480
Label
The tiger's wife : a novel, Téa Obreht
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780385343831
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010009612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 551199480
  • (OCoLC)551199480

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