Redhead by the Side of the Road

Redhead by the Side of the Road

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Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend 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.

Title:Redhead by the Side of the Road
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525658412
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    Redhead by the Side of the Road Reviews

  • Emily May

    The only place I went wrong, he writes, was expecting things to be perfect. I remember being in my early teens in school and our English teacher making us read Anne Tyler's Digging to America. I re...

  • Angela M

    As a long time fan of Anne Tyler, I was excited to read an advanced copy of her newest novel which takes us back to her beloved Baltimore with another quirky character and I wasn’t disappointed. I c...

  • Maureen

    *3.5 Stars *On the face of it, this story is just so darned ordinary, but Anne Tyler manages to turn the ordinary, the mundane, into extraordinary and imaginative, with her observations on the minutia...

  • Paromjit

    On the Booker Prize Longlist!Anne Tyler excels in her grasp of the low key ordinary everyday lives of her characters and their relationships, as she demonstrates in this beautifully observed and astut...

  • Will Byrnes

    Sometimes when he was dealing with people, he felt like he was operating one of those claw machines on a boardwalk, those shovel things where you tried to scoop up a prize but the controls were too...

  • JanB

    “You have to wonder what goes through the mind of a man like Micah Mortimer.”He’s a rather ordinary man but I’ve said it before and will say it again....Anne Tyler is one of the few authors wh...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 Smooth as butter. First thing I noticed as I started reading was how seamlessly this novel flowed. Micah is a common man, a rather ordinary person albeit with a few quirks. He has a solid schedule...

  • Marchpane

    BOOKER PRIZE 2020 LONGLISTED Redhead by the Side of the Road is a short, character-driven novel, charming and wry, with endearing characters whose quirks are relatable and not overdone. This is undema...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4 Stars Sometimes, in the Ordinary, lies the Extraordinary. Micah Mortimer is a single man in his mid forties. A self-made man who is the “Super” at the apartment building he resides at, and who a...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Tender, touching, and revealing....a novel that can be gulped whole in one sitting. Anne Tyler packs the power of authenticity — creating an honest portrayal of the trials and triumphs associated wi...