Redhead by the Side of the Road

Redhead by the Side of the Road

eBook - 2020
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

"If ever there was a perfect time for a new Anne Tyler novel, it's now." -- People
"Tyler's novels are always worth scooping up--but especially this gently amusing soother, right now." --NPR

From the beloved Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances, and the sometimes elusive power of human connection.

Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a "girlfriend") tells him she's facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah's meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler's signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf Inc.,, 2020.
ISBN: 9780525658429
0525658424
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda

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peacebenow
May 11, 2020

The writing in this story was great but I found the plot a little boring. I didn't connect w/ the characters well. Micah, Brink and many of the others seemed to be stuck in mud. I kept wanting Micah to try and repair his relationship Cass as soon as she departed. Still a Tyler fan.

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MaryCKeene
Feb 06, 2020

MaryCKeene thinks this title is suitable for 80 years and over

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