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 who cannot do any wrong.
Ellen is miserable, the kids are miserable, seems like James’s parents aren’t too happy either, but James is perfectly content.
Will Ellen ever get up the courage to make some decisions on her own and make a change to better her family, with or without James?
This book is a more subtle read about family that, although it’s not some mind-blowing plot, kept me interested from page 1. Worth the read. But don’t take my word for it, Oprah did choose it a few years ago for her book club.
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