Redhead by the Side of the Road

Anne Tyler. Vintage. (192p) ISBN 9781529112450
Redhead by the Side of the Road
Redhead by the Side of the Road

I’ve always meant to read Anne Tyler, got several in the #TBR room waiting for me, but I got sent this as a gift and thought it was a nice thin volume to start with.

From the start I was drawn into Micah’s life and his desire for simplicity in it. To this end he lives his life within strict routines and the story goes on from there.

Anne Tyler fills the book with wonderfully warm characters who she observes with great care and sympathy, filling out the relationships between them.

I particularly loved Micah’s chaotic sisters, the family meal was so reminiscent of so many family meals I’ve had in the past. The ribbing he endures from them is affection spiced with frustration and history.

Anne Tyler’s way with words really made this an engaging and thoughtful read which has me really looking forward to reading her other books.

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