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Vinegar Girl Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl By Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler


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Summary

Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times & Guardian

*** As read on Radio 4 ***

'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that'

Kate Battista is feeling stuck.

Vinegar Girl Summary

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Selected as a Book of the Year in The Times & Guardian

*** As read on Radio 4 ***

'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that'

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. The answer is as individual, off-beat and funny as Kate herself.

'I loved Kate and Pyotr and the way they discover the oversized, tender, irreverent relationship that fits them... It is joyful' Rachel Joyce

'Read her books and she can actually change your view, change how you see the world' Judy Finigan, Mail on Sunday

'Tyler writes with an apparent effortlessness which conceals great art' Helen Dunmore, Stylist

'Tyler's sentences are wholly hers, instantly recognisable and impossible to duplicate' Hanya Yanigihara, Observer

'A new novel from Tyler is always a treat' Daily Mail

Vinegar Girl Reviews

It's knockabout comedy at its best, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny and, indeed, may be her funniest book to date -- John Harding * Daily Mail *
The worst wedding in history ... vintage Anne Tyler -- Ann Treneman * The Times *
It's every subtle shade of funny, heart-breaking and ultimately life-affirming * Grazia *
Funny, thought-provoking, essential * The Sunday Telegraph (Stella) *
Delightful, ingenious and convincing... Anyone who values good writing and the intelligent observation and depiction of how people feel, think and speak will enjoy it too -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *

About Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl, Clock Dance and Redhead by the Side of the Road.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

Additional information

GOR007834645
9781781090190
178109019X
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20160616
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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