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Which Tiger Title Are You Reading?

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In Tea Obreht's debut novel, The Tiger's Wife, a young doctor is struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home. In a war-torn Balkan country she takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

A Tiger in the Kitchen describes Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan's quest to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore during one Lunar Calendar year, as a way to connect food and family with her sense of home.

The efforts of a tiger conservation leader are documented in The Tiger by John Vaillant. Men were forced to hunt a man-eating tiger through the brutal Siberian winter, an effort that familiarized them with the creature's history, motives and unique method of attack.

Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna takes place in turn-of-the-20th-century southern India. Devi Nachimada falls in love with Machu, a daring tiger hunter, and in the process endangers her friendship with a motherless boy, Devanna, thus setting the stage for a devastating tragedy.

Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso describes the tragic family conditions that led to the author's victimization at the hands of a pedophile, describing how her abuser became an insidious part of every aspect of her young life and traumatized her for more than 14 years before he committed suicide.

Amy Chua traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.

Submitted by Jacki @ MPL Central


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