Vinegar Girl

Vinegar Girl

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2016 | Unabridged ed. --
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Anne Tyler's retelling of the Shakespeare play "The taming of the shrew." Kate, a socially awkward young woman, adored by the preschool children she teaches but misunderstood by her peers. Her father is a scientific genius, but not so great on emotions. About to lose his (equally genius, equally socially inept) research assistant, Pyotr Cherbakov, because of visa problems, and desperate to save the project that is his life's work, he comes up with a plan: Kate will marry Pyotr who will then be able to stay in the country and finish the project. The plan sounds perfect, except for one small hitch: Kate.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged ed. --
ISBN: 9780451483942
Branch Call Number: FIC TYL A

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rhubarb42
Apr 09, 2019

A delightful, easy "read" that captures the quirky natures of the different characters. But that is Ann Tyler's forte.The reader does an excellent job of sounding those different personalities.

The readers in the audio book were very good. The plot itself is interesting, clever modernized premise to the Taming of the Shrew. Writing is not really philosophical but it is a good read overall.

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dodieo
Aug 23, 2016

Kirsten Potter does an wonderful job with the narration of this contemporary retelling of the Taming of the Shrew. Funny and charming!

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dodieo
Aug 23, 2016

dodieo thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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