orphanages

Feb 5, 2013

Perhaps you missed The Tiger's Wife, a 2011 novel by Tea Obreht.  A fiction title in alternating time periods between current day and war times in Middle Eastern Europe.  The main characters are a girl and her grandfather, both doctors.  This is a beautifully written novel with poetic prose telling the story of a girl trying to understand her grandfather’s ways as well as understanding herself during war times in Eastern Europe.  There is a sense of mysticism which requires some suspension of reality.  This is one of those complex novels that stays with you well after you have put it down