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Tea Obreht

Drinking Rakija In The Tiger's Wife and Los Angeles

Anna King | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
Anna King

In my last blog, I mentioned the prevalence of rakija drinking in Obreht's novel, and my subsequent plan to track some down to sip along with my reading. It didn't take long to find.

Death in The Tiger's Wife

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 03.31.2012 | Books
Danielle Wiener-Bronner

For me, The Tiger's Wife is about the stories we tell ourselves to help us understand death, especially when it is pointless, and especially when it is far away.

The Power of the Unknown

Daisy VanDenburgh | Posted 03.14.2012 | Books
Daisy VanDenburgh

One thing that has really stuck out at me while reading The Tiger's Wife is the power of the unknown and its effect on people. In Chapter 2, Natalia becomes frustrated when she fails to persuade one of the diggers, Duré, to allow her to treat his children for illness.

'The Tiger's Wife': Cancer, War and Booze

Anna King | Posted 03.14.2012 | Books
Anna King

In a novel set in an unnamed, war-ravaged Balkan country where the souls of the dead linger on earth for 40 days to "rummage through drawers and peer inside cupboards," there's going to be much that's strange, exotic and foreign.

Annemarie Dooling

Discussing The Deathless Man | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books

Features a special challenge - see below! When the Books editors all met a few months ago, we had very different thoughts on what constitutes a boo...

Grasping for Grandpa's Ghost

Diamonte Hamlett | Posted 03.11.2012 | Books
Diamonte Hamlett

I feel eerily connected to the story of The Tiger's Wife and I'll share that reason in a moment. This richly woven story explores the complex relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter, a fascinating line of consanguinity that has gone mostly unexplored in mainstream fiction until now.

Where You Read 'The Tiger's Wife'

Posted 03.04.2012 | Books

Where are you reading "The Tiger's Wife"? Is there anybody there who reminds you of Natalia or her grandparents? How does the environment affect your ...

WATCH: Téa Obreht Talks About Writing 'The Tiger's Wife'

Posted 03.03.2012 | Books

Téa Obreht talks about her family and the story of "The Tiger's Wife." CONTAINS SPOILERS!...

The Tiger's Wife: Part 3

Posted 03.03.2012 | Books

The final part of "The Tiger's Wife" Book Club discussion, chapters 9-13 inclusive, lives here. See our previous discussions here and here. To add to ...

The Tiger's Wife: Part 2

Posted 01.19.2012 | Books

The second part of "The Tiger's Wife" Book Club discussion, chapters 5-8 inclusive, will begin here. See our previous discussions here. To add to this...

The Tiger's Wife: Part 1

Posted 03.03.2012 | Books

Hi HuffPost Book Club readers! We're here to discuss chapters 1-4 of Tea Obreht's 'The Tiger's Wife.' For chapters 5-8, meet us over here! To ...

5 Political Novels Worth Reading

Delia Lloyd | Posted 02.02.2012 | Books
Delia Lloyd

I'm not sure I see that there's necessarily a trade-off between fiction and non-fiction. More to the point, however, I completely reject that premise that fiction is so obviously apolitical.

LIVE: Announcement Of The National Book Awards 2011

Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

Tonight, the National Book Awards 2011 are being announced by the National Book Foundation at an awards dinner at Cipriani - a handful of blocks from ...

National Books Awards Finalists Named

Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

There was confusion over the shortlist of the 60th annual National Book Awards, as the wrong title was announced in one of the categories. The awa...

Amazon Announces Best Books Of The Year So Far | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books today announced their annual Best Books of the Year So Far list ( This list represents the top ten best ...

The Orange Prize Has Let Us Down

Ruth Fowler | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
Ruth Fowler

The Creative Writing MFA is the singularly most devastating occurrence to hit literature in the 20th century, churning out writers of utterly indistinguishable competence. I'm referring to the news that the Orange Prize has been won by Tea Obreht.

Why Orange Prize Winner 'The Tiger's Wife' Beat The Odds | Posted 08.09.2011 | Books

Clearly, I wasn't the only one caught on the hop by Téa Obreht's Orange prize win. With odds of 2/1, Emma Donoghue's novel, Room, was the galloping f...

Orange Prize For Fiction Announces 2011 Shortlist | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2011 shortlist. Celebrating its si...

Book Review Roundup: A History Of Information And Short Stories Galore

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Give Me Your Heart" by Joyce Carol Oates Los Angeles Times Oates isn't writing horror fiction, but she might as well be. Her stories pack the s...