Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Book Giveaway - The Tiger's Wife; Tea Obreht


I am giving away my gently read ARC of The Tiger's Wife which will be released in hardcover on Tuesday, March 8th.

(AMAZON)........ The sometimes crushing power of myth, story, and memory is explored in the brilliant debut of Obreht, the youngest of the New Yorker's 20-under-40. 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. Obreht is an expert at depicting history through aftermath, people through the love they inspire, and place through the stories that endure; the reflected world she creates is both immediately recognizable and a legend in its own right. Obreht is talented far beyond her years, and her unsentimental faith in language, dream, and memory is a pleasure.

(ABOUT THE AUTHOR)

Téa Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and spent her childhood in Cyprus and Egypt before eventually immigrating to the United States in 1997. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her first novel, The Tiger’s Wife, will be published by Random House on March 8 2011. 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 Ithaca, New York.

Here is a link to my review.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS
  • Anyone can enter
  • Followers will have their name entered 2X instead of just once.
  • Drawing will be held on Sunday, March 20th 
  • Be sure to leave a way to contact you if you win (email)
  • Good Luck!

47 comments:

  1. Ooo, please enter me! I've had my eye on this book for so long that I should probably just go out and buy a copy when it comes out, but I'll try and win yours first. ;-)

    Thanks for the chance!

    toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

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  2. looks very intriguing!. would love to not only win this but also escape in this book...

    sweetkalei@gmail dot com

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  3. Thank you a zillion times for the giveaway! I want to read the book so badly . *Fingers crossed*

    I am a follower.

    mishamary@gmail.com

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  4. I'd love to be entered in the drawing! This looks like a book I would really enjoy.

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  5. This sounds absolutely captivating. Would love it.
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  6. I follow your blog.
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  7. Oh, with unabashed greed and selfishness: I WANT THIS BOOK! I'm sure I could write something more eloquent and endearing, but right now those emotions have been flung aside by my drool.

    Oh, and thank you for the chance to win. :)

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  8. Who knows when I could get to this if I won, but you made it sound so good, I can't help but enter. kathy(at)bermudaonion.net

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  9. I would love to be entered too. This is another book that keeps taunting me around the blogging world. Thanks for bringing us this competition.

    vivienne_dacosta@hotmail.com

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  10. Forgot my email in case you tolerate gluttony: bellezza.mjs@gmail.com

    xoxo

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  11. I'd love a chance to win this book - it looks fascinating!

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  12. Tigers are always so very cool!

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  13. Please throw my name in the hat! I follow you on GFC

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  14. Hey Diane, I'd love to enter and of course I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

    darreads (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Do sign me up please

    thank you

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  16. This sounds like a great book. Would love to win it.
    SusanB

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  17. Please enter me- I've heard so much about this book and its on my wishlist.

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  18. This looks like such an intriguing book. I've heard lots of good about it.

    x2 I am a GFC follower!

    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  19. This sounds like a really good read.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow via GFC & Google Reader.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam
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  20. Oh I'm really lusting over this one, please enter me :)

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  21. PLEASE ENTER ME !!!

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  22. Sounds like a good book ... I'd like to read it...

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  23. Please count me in. I'm a follower.

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  24. I'd love to be entered.

    I'm a follower.

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  25. I have this book flagged in my copy of Book Page! I so want to read it! Thank you for sharing a gently read ARC.


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  26. I love the idea of the tiger befriending this woman. Sounds like a promising read, thanks for the recommendation and good luck to all who enter.

    tracy(dot)terry1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  27. I'd love to enter this giveaway! Having heard so much about it, it certainly has my interest!

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  28. I have been waiting for this book! Please enter me in your drawing.
    ristaut@gmail.com

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  29. I'd love to be entered!

    I follow via GFC.

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  30. please enter my name ,i am a follower.

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  31. I'd love to be considered for your giveaway, so please do enter me. The book sounds like one I'd like to read!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

    I am also a follower of your blog!

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  32. This is one of the books I've been waiting to come out. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

    marypb@hughes(dot)net

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  33. Thank you - please enter my name.

    PB

    pbhinterland@comcast.net

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  34. This looks so good. I would love to read it.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  35. I have heard nothing but 'thumbs up' for this novel from a talented (and young!) author ... please enter my name in the drawing for THE TIGER'S WIFE.

    dawn [at] sheistoofondofbooks [dot] com

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  36. Looks like an intriguing book! Thanks for the giveaway.
    -current follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. Thanks for the opportunity.

    PB

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  38. Hope it's not too late to join. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  39. Please enter me, I have only heard great things about this book in the last couple of weeks. Thanks for hosting.
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  40. I've heard a lot of good buzz about this book. Thanks for the chance!

    I'm an old follower, of course!

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  41. I'd love to read this book.
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  42. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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  43. I'd like to enter to win the book.

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  44. WHat a powerful, unique story. This book sounds captivating and by such a young author! Please enter me in your giveaway.
    I'm a long time follower!

    Thank you so much for offering your ARC in this giveawy.

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  45. Please enter me!

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  46. please throw my hat in the ring!

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