Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler – Our Review
Micah Mortimer likes life to be ordered, tidy. Living in a tidy bland basement apartment in the suburbs, he’s not boring exactly -he likes to keep fit and has over the years has had a steady stream of lady friends.
He has his own business as a Tech Hermit – a computer guy and is quietly funny and wry in his own nerdy way, but he generally likes his own company, and in his wildest dreams he cannot imagine upsetting his existence by living with anyone.
So, when the son of a his high-school sweetheart barrels into his life, claiming Micah is his father and also claiming the sofa as his bed, Micah’s life gets both interesting and quite chaotic very quickly.
Anne Tyler, with a Pulitzer prize and over 30 novels to her credit, has this way with her wry observations and striped down dialogue that makes for fascinating reading.
I dropped everything, and became completely embroiled in this delightfully amusing and heart-warming novel – read it and smile ever so widely.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books
Redhead by the Side of the Road is an intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who sometimes finds those around him just out of reach – and a love story about the differences that make us all unique.