Anne Tyler

Clock Dance : a novel

Summary: 
The prolific writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler has come up with a new novel. The story of a woman named Willa begins in 1967 when she is a young schoolgirl, then fast-forwards to 1977 when she is in college. Then the narrative moves to 1997 when she is a young widow coping with the loss of her husband in a car accident. Then in 2017, at the age of sixty, she is longing to become a grandmother. How she finds a new family in Baltimore is the kind of story Anne Tyler tells best.

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Vinegar Girl

Summary: 
Kate Battista,the main character of this story, is a 29 year old woman living with her eccentric, brilliant father and younger teenage sister. Kate has abandoned her college studies to work in a pre-school and run her household. Kate's father, Dr. Battista, is on the verge of a major breakthrough in his research in immunology. However, his lab assistant Pyotr Scherbakov's visa is about to expire. How will he get his green card to be able to continue working at their lab? Kate's father comes up with a solution which she gradually warms up to...You will need to read the book to find out what the answer to that question is... At once funny and touching, this story is a retelling of the Shakespeare comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" It is a highly enjoyable read!!!

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