Friday, May 20, 2016

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

★★★★★  The publisher provided a copy for review
Anne Tyler writes about the world in our heads. I look forward to reading her books, often more than once. I love the way she explores the interior life, full of mystery, hope, and puzzles.

Vinegar Girl explores family dynamics and the patterns that determine our behavior. Even modern women can fall into habits that define their lives.

Kate Battista is a brilliant and creative 20-something drifting through life, puzzled by the social and cultural expectations of others. She maintains life for her family, defined by her father, a researcher who typifies the stereotype of an "absent-minded professor." I laughed at Tyler's descriptions and fell in love with her characters.

Highly recommended. Will make you sigh, smile, and read it more than once.

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