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Vinegar Hill 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 inh

  • Title: Vinegar Hill
  • Author: A. Manette Ansay
  • ISBN: 9780060897840
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 brouIn 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.

    Vinegar Hill House About Vinegar Hill House is a relaxed restaurant in an unassuming and historical part of the Brooklyn waterfront Our intent is to use the best ingredients possible through developing relationships with like minded produce, meat and fish producers, to compose artful and satisfying eats out of our wood fired oven When the weather is nice we welcome guests for brunch or dinner in our quiet Battle of Vinegar Hill The Battle of Vinegar Hill Irish Cath Chnoc Fhodh na gCaor , was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of on June when over , British soldiers launched an attack on Vinegar Hill outside Enniscorthy, County Wexford, the largest camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irish rebels It marked a turning point in the rebellion, as it was the last attempt by the rebels Home Vinegar Hill Music Theatre Tim Harrington and Debbie Lennon, Managing Partners Tim Harrington, managing partner for Vinegar Hill and the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, acquired the Arundel Barn Playhouse from Adrienne Grant, the founder of the playhouse, upon her retirement in . Vinegar Hill P.S A A Manette Ansay is the author of eight books, including Vinegar Hill, Midnight Champagne a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award , and Blue Water.She has received the Pushcart Prize, two Great Lakes Book Awards, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. VINEGAR HILL, Brooklyn Forgotten New York Vinegar Hill is about a four or five block square neighborhood in Brooklyn located just east of the Manhattan Bridge anchorage It s a charming little area marked by brownstone buildings and Belgian block streets that haven t yet been asphalted To the left we see the nominal main drag, Hudson Vinegar Hill P.S eBook A Manette Ansay Oprah Book Club Selection, November Vinegar Hill is an appropriate address for the characters who populate A Manette Ansay s novel of the same name After all, when Ellen Grier and her family return to the rural hamlet of Holly s Field, Wisconsin, it s not exactly a happy homecoming. Performances Vinegar Hill Music Theatre A gracious, historic barn setting, Vinegar Hill offers an intimate venue that provides entertainers with a vibrant setting to showcase their talents. Vinegar Hill Loop Walk NI Due to a landslide in August this walk is temporarily closed Please keep any eye on this page for updates This mile walk provides a taster of what the Sperrins have to offer, rolling hills, lush green valleys and a snapshot of rural life. Enniscorthy Vinegar Hill Cnoc Fhiodh na gCaor in Irish which translates as hill of the berry tree , a pudding shaped hill overlooking the town, was the largest camp and headquarters of the rebels of who controlled County Wexford for thirty days against vastly superior forces, before their defeat on June.However, many managed to flee south through a gap left in the British lines by General Visulite Cinema A New Approach to Movies Visulite Winter Art Series The Visulite Winter Art Series starts Monday, January th at pm Join us during the cold winter months for a special curated ten week series of the very best in current American independent and International Cinema.

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    1. I now know why Oprah gave away cars and other amazing gifts to the guest of her show. It was to combat the depression that the members of her book club had encountered over the years. If you see the Oprah’s Book Club logo on a book you are about to crack open, take your Zoloft now.Now, hear me out. I have never been disappointed with a book from the Oprah Book Club list. Drowning Ruth, Gap Creek, Jewel, The Pilot’s Wife. They are always amazing stories that will bring on a slue of intense em [...]

    2. To me, Oprah's Book Club seal of approval guarantees me at least a few of the following:1) Female, middle-aged protagonist, typically a mother 2) Generally bleak and depressing3) Emotional and/or physical abuse4) Jackass husband5) Horrible children6) DeathVinegar Hill offers 5 of the 6 - no horrible children. It's a very quick read - maybe not light enough fare for the beach but for the subway ride to and from work, it's perfect. A brief synopsis: Ellen + husband + their 2 kids are forced to mov [...]

    3. What is it with Oprah? Really. I don't always know when I'm reading an Oprah book (I come into possession of a lot of books with no covers somehow), but after I read this one I just knew it was on her list, had to be. It was very bleak, as most of her selections are, and had very little to make me want to finish it. If I hadn't been very bored at the time I probably wouldn't have. It's exhausting to read about constant sadness, and I hate stories that feature weak, mama's boy husbands.Just once [...]

    4. This just might be the worst book that I've ever read. Or at least the worst book that I've read in the last few years. I'm only adding it because I'm making a new shelf for books that I read in 2008 and this is one of them. I never would have picked it out myself but a co-worker brought it to me to read - so I felt obligated. Not very well written and depressing.

    5. I’m crunching here at the end of the year trying to meet my goals on the book challenge. I chose a book with less than 300 pages and hoped for the best. This book had been sitting on my shelf for a little while and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. This was actually a good read and I’m going to give it 4 stars. Vinegar Hill is one of the most appropriately named books I’ve read in a while. The Grier family is a family that is completely affected, influenced, formed, created and respond [...]

    6. I read this book in just two days. Obviously it is a very quick read, and I kept wanting to pick the book up again and read a few pages. Yes, this book is bleak and depressing, but it seems very realistic. Before divorce was as common as marriage, people stayed together no matter what, regardless of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse -- all of which occur to the women in this book. I find the end to be very hopeful; the wife decides to make a change right as her daughter stands on the brink of [...]

    7. "What she wanted now was to frighten him with her own flesh, with what he had rejected; to make him feel ashamed the way he made her feel ashamed."Chosen for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge - "an Oprah Book Club selection". To set the scene: we're in the midwest United States, in the 1970s. Ellen, James and their two children move back in with James's parents after he loses his job. He seems content to stay there, oh, forever, and Ellen could not conceive of anything worse. Their relation [...]

    8. I'm giving this novel 3 stars only because of the quality of the writing. The actual story itself is morose, and rather self-indulgent I'm afraid that novelists often feel that to write well they must include and focus upon the truly horrible aspects of life while ignoring any of the light. There was not one character in the novel I could relate to; they all seemed extraordinarily weak and childish. When Ellen, the pseudo main character, finally decides to use her backbone, the novel is suddenly [...]

    9. Depressing.The writing is repetitive, and the visuals are uncreative and obviously depressing. She hits you over the head with the misery of her characters, but to what point?Shockingly mean and violent events abound, but again I saw no point. The only character that was suprred to action by the violent events is not even alive in the time line of the novel. We never meet her and it is only through the fog of time that she manages to "help" our main character. And that help is feeble, uncelebrat [...]

    10. This book is definitely not for everyone. It is stark and depressing. The characters are not likable. I would only read bits at a time, which is why it took me so long to finish it. However, it still resonated with me. For those who have grown up in a dysfunctional family, have been in a dysfunctional marriage, or have had negative experiences with strange, manipulative religion, you might appreciate this book. The author creates a perpetual winter with this story, both in setting and within the [...]

    11. Accordng to the Oprah Book Club reviews I have seen, most were negative. I decided to take a stab at one. WOW, now I completely understand why. In short this book is chaper after chapter of family dysfunction. Although I appreciate the author's sense of style where the ingredients are sprinkled throughout and eventually the full recipe is revealed. The end result is a tasteless tale. If you like books that leave you feeling mentally drained and you cannot help but skimming the last few pages bec [...]

    12. This is a bitter and depressing story about a woman who has to live with her furious and acrid in-laws and finds herself further estranged from her husband. She has two children whom she fights to raise well, but cannot in face of such utter hatred. The story itself was absorbing (I read it in one sitting in three hours from 11 pm to 2 am) but it was not very well structured or well written. The ending was disappointing, not for what happened, but for the way it was written. It felt like the aut [...]

    13. I was disappointingly let down by "Vinegar Hill." Although the writing was solid and the characters well fleshed-out, I couldn't help but think that the back stories on some of the characters were too vague, and that the plot was unimaginative: a woman is discouraged by a troubled marriage and feels helpless. It all felt like it had been done before, and "Vinegar Hill" didn't really bring anything else to the table.

    14. I picked this one up at a used book store on impulse, when I checked it out on GR I saw its ratings were on the low side, but my inner voice kept telling me to give it a chance. So glad I did. It's a tough read but so well worth it.

    15. Bitter. Dark. Haunting.Vinegar Hill is so, so much darker than expected when I first picked up the book from a Book Sale. It tells of a story of a woman living in her own stifling world of marriage, religion, and expectations. Ellen Grier steps out of her in-laws house every night. For all appearances, Ellen looks like any other wife and mother out for her daily walk and the house looks like any other house, which shadows visible on its window any other old married couple. But, no. There are uns [...]

    16. I don't care what the description says, there is nothing "triumphant" about this. I felt obligated to try an "Oprah's book club" book. I'm a woman, so these books are supposed to speak to me, right? Books I feel "obligated" to read are funny things. They either turn out to be amazing or dreadful. Guess which one this was.I'm not sure what kind of audience this book was written for. It it bears any resemblance to your life, it's going to depress you further. If it doesn't, it's just going to depr [...]

    17. I read this a few years ago so this review is not exactly "fresh" but I still remember how this book affected me. At the time I read the book I enjoyed it I couldn't put it down because you could just feel the tension building within the house and the family. It was like the author put a microscope on one family's situation and homelife and honed in on it and exposed it in the form of this book for everyone to see. It was at times disturbing - I wanted to sometimes step into the book and become [...]

    18. For those who rated this highly, I'm not quite sure what they found to rave about. (?) This book left an overall feeling of hopelessness and discouragement. It's about an extended midwestern German family of an older time (not quite sure when) and their sense of living according to God's word and their sense of duty to family. That way of life was often stern and forbidding, especially if you were unlucky enough to be forced into a loveless and unhappy marriage and/or born into a miserable child [...]

    19. This books takes place in the 70’s in the mid-west. Ellen and James are married and have 2 children, Amy and Herbert. Struggling financially, James decides they must move in with his parents. I don’t know if it was typical of the time or not, but James parents, Mary Margaret and Fritz, are the most sour, mean spirited people depicted in a book. I should have known, this being an Oprah book, that it would be sad, depressing and include a dysfunctional family. I do not see anything great about [...]

    20. This book is about a strict Catholic's family dysfunction--but quite interesting. If you find it fascinating how people used to stay unhappily married for LIFE (despite verbal and/or physical abuse) and base the rationale as their religion then read this.My favorite part of the book is when the one of the characters looks down on another female character when she comments that she no longer has any desire for her husband in the bedroom. The other woman then belittles the woman saying that she sh [...]

    21. I read this book in just two days. Obviously it is a very quick read. I made it quick because it is bleak and depressing, but it seems very realistic. Before divorce was as common as marriage, people stayed together no matter what, regardless of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse - all of which occur to the women in this book. I find the end to be very hopeful; the wife decides to make a change right as her daughter stands on the brink of puberty. One hopes that she has saved her daughter in t [...]

    22. What I learned from this book: that it is possible to be a beautiful writer and use your powers for evil rather than good. This book has WONDERFUL sentences, lovely flow, interesting angles, and it's so bloody depressing! I started skimming about 2/3 through because it was so depressing. A real mood piece, lovely images. Do what I did and keep a really nice chocolate bar on hand for when you finish. It will help keep you from sliding into utter despair.

    23. It has been a long time since I read The Women's Room but my partner then told me it was making me so angry that I should stop reading it. Vinegar Hill was similarly enraging. The characters in Vinegar Hill are so lacking in charm and empathy that the atmosphere is poisonous. The reasons why the characters behave as they do is explained towards the end of the book but the reasons are no excuse for the way things were in this household. Anyone wanting to know why equity in relationships is a *goo [...]

    24. Vinegar Hill is a book I have read three times now. It is about a wife, mother, trying to cope with a husband who is dysfunctional. They have to live with his parents because he has lost his job. I think Vinegar Hill is a great book. Read it in 2008, 2016, and now 2017

    25. Probably the most depressing book I've read, but it still made me want to see where it was going. The ending was satisfying to me, so it made it worth the read.

    26. Oprah and I have never been on the same wavelength when it comes to literature, and I didn't realize this book was one of Oprah's blessed, which may have been enough to dissuade me. This book is so boring that there really isn't anything to review, it involves a very sad protagonist existing with her equally sad husband and his warped family, in the 1950's. Even the children are sad and unlovable as characters. There is the usual plight of women in that time, and also the theme of crazy in laws [...]

    27. Emotionally this was a difficult book to read. I put it down a few times but am glad I kept reading and finished it.The story is told primairily through the voice of Ellen, mother and wife. However, the author is able to offer us glimpses into the minds of the other characters as well. This allow us to understand how two people can experience the seem events but in very different ways. Our experiences in life really can color our whole perception of reality. At times in the story I was shocked t [...]

    28. Oprah really does a great job with her book picks, and Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay is no exception.Ellen’s husband James lost his job, and instead of being proactive to find a new one, he moves them and their two children, Amy and Herbert, to his parents’ house in another state.Wouldn’t be too terrible except that James’s dad is abusive both physically to James and verbally to everyone. And his mother is not nice at all to anyone in the family except for her beloved James, her baby [...]

    29. Normally I do not like Oprah book recommendations, we differ in taste. However I wanted to read this book based on a friend review and needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The one thing that caught my attention while reading this book was the language. The story was very evocative, it was almost like you were actually a character going through the journey with them all. Ellen Grier voice was haunting, the trials she went through as a mother & wife was heartbreaking. I can tell that s [...]

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