Book Club: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

The Book Club is back!  Join the discussion of a modern-day retelling of The Taming of the Shrew by Pulitzer-prize winner Anne Tyler.

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 11 AM

Location: RSVP to Danielle Callendar dcallendar@gmail.com for location details

Synopsis:

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?

Reviews:

NPR - http://www.npr.org/2016/06/21/482023595/fizzy-vinegar-girl-tames-shrewishness-to-sparkle

NYTimes - https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/books/review/touch-up-your-shakespeare-anne-tyler-recasts-the-taming-of-the-shrew-for-our-time.html?mcubz=0