Vinegar Girl

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
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Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD23286
Released: Jun 07, 2016
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ISBN: #9780451483942
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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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Author(s): Anne Tyler
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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Author(s): Anne Tyler
Narrator(s): Kirsten Potter
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Product Number Z100102058
Released: Jun 21, 2016
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780451483973
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Author(s): Anne Tyler
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Product Number EB00623040
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: #9780804141277

Professional reviews

"Anne Tyler takes on THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in this latest addition to the Hogarth Shakespeare series. Narrator Kirsten Potter makes Tyler's modern-day Kate likable and appropriately quick-witted and sharp-tongued. Kate runs the household, looks after her scientist father and younger sister, and works at a preschool, though she's not naturally predisposed to any of these things. Potter maintains the sardonic tone as, much to Kate's chagrin, Dr. Battista hatches a scheme to keep his lab assistant, whose visa is about to expire, in the country. Does it matter that the ensuing plot is predictable? Fans of KISS ME, KATE and 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU can welcome Tyler's retelling into the fold. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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