Vinegar Girl: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew retold as Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestseller 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... show more
William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew retold as Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestseller 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, offbeat, and funny as Kate herself. Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and her uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work—her preschool charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. Dr. Battista has his own problems. After years 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, Dr. Battista’s work may not ever be realized. 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. Will she be able to resist the two men’s touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around?
Publish date: 2016-06-07
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare (#3)
Vinegar Girl is Anne Tyler's contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which attempts to put a modern spin on a re-telling of The Taming of the Shrew. I had issues with the original play and I was very keen to find out whether Tyler would interpret the play differently. Would she stick to t...
I enjoyed Tyler's story, a retelling of Shakespeare's classic The Taming of the Shrew. To be honest, I've never read Shakespeare's version so I am unable to comment between the variation. I will say this, I was entertained and enjoyed the battle of the sexes theme. An uncomplicated story, with an en...
This novel is billed as a modern day rewrite of "The Taming of the "Shrew". It is such a pleasant read, without the usual sex and violence that is so prevalent today in books that seem to go on forever for no apparent reason. I found the characters delightfully quirky and enjoyed reading about the d...
#VINEGARGIRL AVAILABLE 6/21/16 GREAT READ! 4 STARS! @hogarthbooks @ANNETYLER @crownpublishing While I have never read "The Taming of the Shrew", yes I admitted it, I had no idea what I was about to read. I read the blurb, saw it was one of the most requested books on Net Galley and I thought "w...
The Taming of the Shrew used to be one of my favorite plays by Shakespeare. I loved watching Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor spar in the 1967 film version; I would watch it over and over, memorizing the best insults. Then I got older and I realized what was really happening at the end of the pla...