2013 European Reading Challenge

signed up for a new challenge hosted by Rose City Reader.

4 countries and counting…

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The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

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About the book –

This is the debut novel of Tea Obreht, published in 2011, when it was also awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize).  It is set in fictional wartorn Balkan provinces, and the story spans generations.  At the heart of it is a young doctor, who has pieced together the pivotal events of her grandfather’s childhood in an attempt to still her own unrest.  It is dedicated to Stefan Obreht, the author’s grandfather.

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2013 TBR Pile Challenge

1. Dimanche and Other Stories by Irene Nemirovsky (2010)2 Feb 2013

2. A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman (1990)

3. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (1951)9 Jan 2013

4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1952)6 Jan 2013

5. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1988) – 21 Jan 2013

6. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James (1902)

7. The Cave by Jose Saramago (2002)

8. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht (2011) – 15 Jan 2013

9. Hood by Emma Donoghue (1995)28 Jan 2013

10. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (1985)

11. Resistance by Anita Shreve (1995)

12. The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho (2006)

Alternates
1. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (1967)
2. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (1995)