Vinegar Hill (Oprah's Book Club) by A. Manette Ansay Paperback Book

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Author: A. Manette Ansay

Format: Paperback, Paperback

Publisher: Harpercollins

Published: Mar 1998

Genre: Fiction - General

Retail Price: $13.00

Synopsis

In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilty and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill--a loveless house suffused with the settling dust of bitterness and routine--where calculated cruelty is a way of life preserved and perpetuated in the service of a rigid, exacting and angry God. Behind a facade of false piety, there are sins and secrets in this place that could crush a vibrant young woman's passionate spirit. And here Ellen must find the straight to endure, change, and grow in the all-pervading darkness that threatens to destroy everything she is and everyone she loves.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Kimberly on 2007-05-25 00:04:08

It was interesting but very dark. It was neat to see the generations of women in the story and see how similar they were, as well as how much they effected each other without knowing or caring.

BookLender review by Andrea on 2009-04-14 09:59:16

I read this book in about two days. I kept thinking there was going to be a point to the book but there really wasn't one. She could have done a lot more with the premise.