Join Jennifer Horn on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.
Part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, this inspired retelling of The Taming of the Shrew follows the adventures of sharp-tongued Kate Battista as her eccentric scientist father attempts to play matchmaker. On the verge of a career-altering breakthrough, Dr. Battista has a major problem: his brilliant lab assistant Pytor is about to be deported. His solution: convince Kate, his dependable but pugnacious eldest daughter, to enter into a green-card marriage to Pytor. Kate—who is fed up with caring for her clueless father and entitled, selfish younger sister Bunny—definitely does not wish to participate in her father's outrageous scheme. However, she soon finds herself entangled in the whole ordeal. Quirky and charming, this unconventional love story is an enjoyable update to a familiar tale.
Jennifer Horn received her doctorate from King's College London for her thesis on adaptations of Taming of the Shrew, and interned in the Education Department of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. She is a proud member of the English Department at Pellissippi State Community College, teaches Shakespeare classes for children in Knoxville and Blount County, and works with the Tennessee Stage Company’s education outreach (including the summer library programs Shakespeare for Kids and Shakesology).