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The Tiger's Wife (March 9)

This year's book discussions will center around major literary prizes. We meet at 5:00pm on the 2nd Thursday at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., in the 2nd floor meeting room.

Our March title is The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht, winner of The Orange Prize. This book is available from The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, and the YSU Barnes & Noble. Haven't read the book yet? No worries.

The Tiger's Wife takes place in an unnamed Balkan country — closest in character to the former Yugoslavia, where Obreht was born. Natalia, a young medical student, is on her way to an orphanage in enemy territory when she learns that her beloved grandfather has died. Though his wife had no idea he was sick, Natalia was his confidant — not only was she aware of his cancer; she was privy to his many incredible adventures, the two most fantastic being the stories of the Deathless Man and the Tiger's Wife."

Jessica Ferri --NPR

Upcoming books in this series:

April 13 (non-fiction) National Book Award: All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

May 11: (biography) Pulitzer: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser



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