Sat: 11am - 11pm
St. Mark's Bookshop & The Huffington Post present:
Téa Obreht reads from THE TIGER'S WIFE
Tuesday, February 7th at 7PM
The reading will take place at:
St. Marks Bookshop
31 Third Avenue (at 9th Street)
New York, NY 10003
subway: 6 to Astor Place, N/R to 8th Street, L to 14th St/3rd Avenue
this is a free event
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Economist • Vogue • Slate • Chicago Tribune • The Seattle Times • Dayton Daily News • Publishers Weekly • Alan Cheuse , NPR’s All Things Considered
SELECTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • The Kansas City Star • Library Journal
In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation's list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.
The Huffington Post has launched a bookclub with which they aim to “create a unique intersection between the digital and physical world,” using Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, allowing readers to interact and discuss book club selections. THE TIGER’S WIFE by Tea Obreht is the bookclub's first selection.