Vinegar Hill Author:A. Mannette Ansay An Oprah's Book Club Selection! In a stark, troubling yet ultimately trimphant celebration of self-determination, the author re-creates a world of guilt 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 ... more »husband, Eleen 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.