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Summary of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler | Includes Analysis

Vinegar Girl, a novel by Anne Tyler, is a loose retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Set in modern-day Baltimore, it follows 20-somethings Kate and Pyotr as they plan a marriage of convenience. Pyotr needs a green card so he can continue working with Kate's father on a scientific breakthrough. Kate needs a life beyond caring for her father and sister. As the couple sort through the logistics of their sham wedding, the line between fact and fiction starts to blur. Hijinks ensue.

Kate Battista is gardening when she receives a call from her father. It's Sunday but he's at work in his lab as usual. He asks her to bring him the lunch he accidentally left at home, which Kate finds odd. He's never cared much about lunch or food in general. She agrees to the errand in spite of her irritation and puzzlement.

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  • Important people
  • Character analysis
  • Analysis of the themes and author's style

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