Available June 21st: Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl

Available June 21st: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

****3.5/5 stars-really liked it

Anne Tyler takes on The Taming of the Shrew.

Recommended readers:27070127

  • If you’re a fan of comedy,
  • Shakespeare,
  • and contemporary takes on classic stories, this one is for you.
  • Here’s my Rankings:
  • 3.5/5 characters
  • 3.5/5 plot
  • 3.5/5 overall


In the very popular vein of revisiting the classics with a modern twist, Hogarth Press’ Shakespeare series has so far taken on The Merchant of Venice and  The Winter’s Tale with more to come, including Margaret Atwood’s retelling of the The Tempest. In Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler’s revision of The Taming of the Shrew, Kate Battista is primary school aide stuck ordering the life of her scientist father, her flighty sister, and a whole host of toddlers, until her father’s lab assistant needs help to stay in the country.  The modern version of an arranged marriage! A brief and fun charmer, though maybe a bit of a random start in Anne Tyler.

Available on June 21st: Vinegar Girl

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