Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler - The Literary Phoenix
If I'm being completely honest, Vinegar Girl was a bit of a bust for me. I blame most of it on the source material - writing a modern version of The Taming of the Shrew is no small feat. Our climate called for a twist - we want Kate to be a strong, independent woman who doesn't need a man to escape and make her happy, and well, let's just say I didn't expect the ending? And I know I should have liked it on some level, but I felt a bit let down.