Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler | Waiting on Wednesday

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Title: Vinegar Girl | Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Hogarth | Release Date: June 21st, 2016

27070127Synopsis (Goodreads)

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There’s only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost.

When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he’s relying – as usual – on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he’s really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men’s touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around?


My Thoughts

I have not read or seen The Taming of The Shrew by Shakespeare, but Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler sounds delightful! I find works such as Vinegar Girl a great way to engage the public and bring them back to, what can appear to be daunting, works like Shakespeare. I will most likely be reading the two together to compare and contrast Tyler’s work to the original.


Until Next Post,

Shakespearean Nargle