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Title: Redhead By the Side of the Road
Authors: Tyler, Anne
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 178
Year: 2020
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Language: English
Description: Micah Mortimer, a.k.a. the 'Tech Hermit', is a man with meticulous routines that propel him through his steady but uneventful life. It takes the prospect of his 'woman' friend Cassie's potential eviction from her accommodation to disturb his equilibrium. And just to further knock him off balance, a teenager turns up on his doorstep, suggesting that Micah is his father.

Tender, satisfying and finely tuned, this is an insightful story of the human condition enacted through its late-blooming protagonist.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A feel-good read by a brilliant author."

"Reading Anne Tyler is like rice pudding, bread and butter pudding and lemon delicious all rolled into one! Pure pleasure and comfort."

"A delightful, light book. Uncomplicated but also clever."

"I love Anne Tyler's characters and her writing style."

"Every word is a pleasure and every character a pure gem."

"Her style is similar in part to other books such as 'A Man Called Ove'."

"Beautifully drawn characters. Deeply insightful of the human condition."

"There is sadness, loneliness, happiness and much humour."

"Anne Tyler is one of my favourite authors. Her writing is clever, sharp and fascinating."

Categories: Fiction, Love story, Relationships, Short read, Uplifting, America, 2022 Titles - Coming Soon

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