Vinegar Girl - Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl

By Anne Tyler

  • Release Date: 2016-06-21
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 258 Ratings


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?


  • Different

    By nackie3
    So different than her other books. I could easily see this as a play. Funny and endearing.
  • Obvious

    By Lwdz
    Obvious, predictable, and if you're like me, too short. I didn't realize this is basically a short story; my fault, I should've paid better attention. Nicely written. Readable. Not worth a buy in my opinion.
  • Vinegar Girl

    By Lake Cigar
    Funny & touching. Very enjoyable.