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Redhead by the side of the road (edition 2020)

by Anne Tyler

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"From the beloved and best-selling 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"--… (more)
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Title:Redhead by the side of the road
Authors:Anne Tyler
Info:London : Vintage Digital, 2020.
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
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Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler

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(8.5) Once again Tyler creates an appealing, relatable character in Micah Mortimer. This writer has a great eye for observation of the minutiae of daily life. she makes the most simple characters come to life on the page. ( )
  HelenBaker | Jun 25, 2022 |
Abrupt ending

My first response was, where is she going with this story and I turn the page and it ended.....The title is ridiculous. Evidently I missed the point of this book. ( )
  wincheryl | Jun 20, 2022 |
This was a quick read with the usual setting of Anne Tyler's books in Baltimore, MD. A quick, enjoyable read was what I needed to get out of the book slump I'm experiencing.

Michael Mortimer is a guy stuck in his ways. A good person, a kind man, he lives by rules. For the life of him, after losing another relationship, he just cannot decide why he is a failure with women. His is disappointed that his relationship, which he thought was a good one, suddenly ended.

This coupled with a knock on the door by a young boy claiming to be his child have made his usually calm life spin out of control. ( )
  Whisper1 | Jun 4, 2022 |
Micah Mortimer is a bit of a perfectionist. He likes everything just so. He has a set schedule for cleaning, a different task each day. But, his personality doesn't let him see the bigger picture. He doesn't reach or change things up at all.
When a college friend's son comes to him, it upends his relationship with his woman friend, Cass. This young man puts a wrinkle into his life, and the child's mother explains what she believes went wrong in their relationship. Armed with this knowledge, Micah makes an important change.
I laughed out loud several times reading this book. I loved reading about all the Baltimore area landmarks that were familiar to me. Anne Tyler takes the completely mundane, every day experiences, and turns them into unique stories. Very enjoyable. ( )
  rmarcin | Mar 3, 2022 |
This tells the story of quirky guy who is a hermit and likes to have a lot of order in his life.

This book is ordinary. It's so quiet and lacking in action that I feel like I'm at an art exhibit (maybe performance art) and missing something while everyone else is ooh'ing and aww'ing. ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
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"From the beloved and best-selling 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"--

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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.
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