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Monday, March 14, 2016

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

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? @goodreads




When I read the blurb to the book, I thought it sounded like something I would enjoy. I had no idea how much I would like it. The book is hilarious! I have never read William Shakespeare's "The Taming Of The Shrew" but I certainly want to now.

I fell in love with the character Kate, she cracked me up through out the book. I love the way she just says it like it is and I found my self coughing at times because she had me laughing so much.

Kate lives with her dad who is a scientist of sorts, her little sister Bunny who is a little nutty (but she's a kid, it happens) Kate works as a teachers assistant and no one seems to really like her accept for the kids, they think she is a hoot too, but she is always getting in trouble for stating her mind. She just says whatever she feels.

Then her father introduces her to his assistant at work, Pyotr. Kate could care less but her father has ulterior motives, he wants to get Kate married off to Pyotr for his own reasons.

I found the characters to be likable and the book funny as I have said before. And this is the reason why I give a lot of books a chance because sometimes I find real gems out of things I'm not too sure about. :-)


<b><i>To put it mildly, it had never been Kate's plan to work in a preschool. However, during her sophomore year in college she had told her botany professor that his explanation of photosynthesis was "half-assed." One thing led to another, and eventually she was invited to leave.</b></i>


<b><i>"If you open your eyes during blessing," Chloe said, "God will think you're not grateful."
"Well, I'm not grateful," Kate said. "I don't like pasta."
There was a shocked silence.
"How could you not like pasta?" Jason asked finally.
"It smells like wet dog." Kate told him. "Haven't you noticed?"
"Eew!" everyone said.</b></i>


<b><i>Monday 1:13 pm
HI Kate! We went to get marriage license!
Who's we?
Your Father and I.
Well I hope you'll be very happy together.</b></i>

*I would like to thank Penguin Random House for a print copy of this book through The Reading Room in exchange for my honest review.*



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