I actually read about this book in Writer Magazine...they had a special article on authors and books we should keep our eyes on...and this book in particular looks like it may be quite a winner.
Goodreads summary says:
The time: the present. The place: a Balkan country ravaged by years of conflict. Natalia, a young doctor, is on a mission of mercy to an orphanage when she receives word of her beloved grandfather’s death far from their home under circumstances shrouded in confusion. Remembering childhood stories her grandfather once told her, Natalia becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for "the deathless man," a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. As Natalia struggles to understand why her grandfather, a deeply rational man, would go on such a far-fetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the extraordinary story of the tiger’s wife.
This book makes me believe that it will transport me into a completely different world. I love books that introduce me to a whole new culture. Reading books about foreign countries allow me to travel without ever having to leave my couch. It's marvelous!
What books are YOU waiting for?