Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler audiobook

Vinegar Girl: William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel

By Anne Tyler
Read by Kirsten Potter

Random House Audio, Penguin Random House 9780804141260
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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?

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

An Indie Next List Pick for July 2016 

A BookPage Top Pick for July 2016

A June 2016 LibraryReads Pick

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A perfect read. New York Post
Vinegar Girl” is a fast, easy read…Held side-by-side against Shakespeare's Shrew, the story of Kate and Pyotr is full of hidden treasures. Houston Chronicle
[An] ingenious resetting... with considerably more humor and gentleness than in the Bard’s version. Washington Post
“Shakespeare…would be pleased, I am sure." New York Times Book Review
“Knockabout comedy at its best, genuinely laugh-out-loud funny and, indeed, may be [Tyler’s] funniest book to date.” Daily Mail (London)
"[An] ingenious resetting…with considerably more humor and gentleness than in the Bard’s version.” Washington Post
“An effective retelling, while nodding to the original text, stands on its own as a story…Charming…[and] clever” Boston Globe
“[A] great success; Vinegar Girl is funny and endearing, the quirky characters vintage Tyler.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“[A] screwball comedy of manners that actually channels Jane Austen more than Shakespeare…A fizzy cocktail of a romantic comedy, far more sweet than acidic, about finding a mate who appreciates you for your idiosyncratic, principled self.” NPR.org
“With the characteristic light touch of her twenty previous novels, Tyler plausibly depicts the halting evolution of Kate and Pyotr’s relationship.” BookPage
“Narrator Kirsten Potter makes Tyler’s modern-day Kate likable and appropriately quick-witted and sharp-tongued…[and] maintains the sardonic tone.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Tyler

Author Bio: Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic and considered a major figure in American literature. Her novels have earned a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Amabassador Book Award, London Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, among other awards, and several have been New York Times bestsellers. Her novel The Accidental Tourist was made into an Academy Award-winning motion picture in 1988. She was was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where many of her books are set. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English