Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

** Vinegar Girl will be available in stores June 2016 **

Goodreads Summary

Kate Battista is feeling 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 the adults 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…

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 win her round?

Anne Tyler’s retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern, independent woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. Its answer is as individual, off-beat and funny as Kate herself.

My Thoughts

I was super skeptical about this book.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to read it at all and then when I first started reading it... I found it to be boring.  But, I kept reading and I realized that I was wrong!  Vinegar Girl turned out to be a very enjoyable book!

I could totally picture this as a movie.  But not a typical "these days" kind of movie.  More like an old classic!  With Audrey Hepburn playing the part of Kate!  It would have been so good! Oh, and I am aware that The Taming of the Shrew was made into a move in the 1960's but this is not at all the same.

Anyways, I really did enjoy this book (and the movie played out in my head).  I already have a few people in mind that would definitely enjoy this book.  Another book added to my "Recommend" list!!!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

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