Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler audiobook

Redhead by the Side of the Road: A novel

By Anne Tyler
Read by MacLeod Andrews

Random House Audio 9780525658412
4.84 Hours 1
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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.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A People Pick of the Week

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Heartwarming and very funny—one of Tyler’s best yet.” People
Tyler’s novels are always worth scooping up—but especially this gently amusing soother, right now, when all of our cherished routines have been disrupted. NPR
"Redhead by the Side of the Road warrants popping open the champagne…Who else can make words sparkle with humor and tenderness in quite this way?…Hilarious and poignant.” Boston Globe
Anne Tyler could make even quarantined lives feel expansive and lovely . . . Though we have stripped our daily rituals down to their bare essentials, we remain as big and as loving and as scared and as frustratingly human as we were before the world outside screeched to a halt. Redhead by the Side of the Road is a delicate and moving reminder of this, and proves Tyler’s voice remains as vital as ever. Vanity Fair  
“Entrancing…Tyler is a keen-eyed but tenderhearted social observer.” O, The Oprah Magazine
Affecting . . . Tyler has the rare ability to evoke the ordinary with particularity. New Yorker
"Redhead by the Side of the Road warrants popping open the champagne . . . Who else can make words sparkle with humor and tenderness in quite this way?" Boston Globe
It moves so quickly and seamlessly . . . Poignant. Minneapolis Star Tribune 
Reading Anne Tyler is always pure pleasure, and Redhead by the Side of the Road is the author at her best. This joyful book is a powerful reminder of how much we need human connection. BookPage (starred)
A fully realised world full of dry humour . . . Each character is deftly drawn in a few lines. The Times (UK) 
A brilliantly detailed, tender depiction of one man’s regrettable way of living . . . Brings plenty of funny, relatable scenarios. Irish Times
Tyler succeeds by gifting fans with Micah, yet another in her unique and memorable list of characters. Redhead by the Side of the Road is simply a delight . . . Tyler makes her craft look easy again. The Missourian 
Pitch-perfect . . . Tyler is now, as she has long been, at the height of her powers. Washington City Paper 
“Characteristically tender…Suffused with feeling and very moving.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Tyler

Author Bio: Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler is an American novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic and considered a major figure in American literature. Her novels have earned a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Amabassador Book Award, London Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, among other awards, and several have been New York Times bestsellers. Her novel The Accidental Tourist was made into an Academy Award-winning motion picture in 1988. She was was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where many of her books are set. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English