Teaser Tuesdays – The Tiger’s Wife

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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

Here’s another teaser from The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht. I’ve been going a bit slow with this book, been a bit distracted with personal stuff…anyway, enjoy this teaser. If you are interested, you can read the previous teaser here.

He sat up, pushed his chair away from the table and rubbed his knees. “When men die, they die in fear,” he said. “They take everything they need from you, and as a doctor it is your job to give it, to comfort them, to hold their hand.

But children die how they have been living — in hope. They don’t know what’s happening, so they expect nothing, they don’t ask you to hold their hand — but you end up needing them to hold yours. With children, you’re on your own. Do you understand?

~ The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

OK, my teasers make this book sound very melancholy, but it’s really not like that. It’s a war story mixed with magical realism, and it’s actually a very unique sort of book. Of course, sad things happen, but it’s not tragic in any way.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • That’s a really interesting quote. Will wait for your review before deciding whether to pick it up.

    • @Ava: You don’t have to wait for my review. It’s a good read, and if you like magical realism, then go for it.

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