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Anne Tyler

Redhead by the Side of the Road
  • Redhead by the Side of the Road

  • 'If Anne Tyler isn't the best writer in the world, who is?' BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour

    A perfect love story for imperfect people.

    Micah Mortimer isn't the most polished person you'll ever meet.

    His numerous sisters and in-laws regard him oddly but very fondly. He measures out his days running errands for work, maintaining an impeccable cleaning regime and going for runs (7:15, every morning). He is content with the steady balance of his life.

    But then the order of things starts to tilt. And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle...

    ** BOOK OF THE YEAR Sunday Times, Daily Express, Times, Daily Telegraph, Good Housekeeping, Metro, Spectator, New Statesman**

    ** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020**
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    PRAISE FOR REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD:
    'A book this lovely feels practically heaven-sent' Daily Mail
    'Comfort reading of the best sort' Irish Times
    'Tyler packs feeling and insight into every single sentence' Good Housekeeping
    'Anne Tyler has the ability to take the minutiae of characters' lives and say wise things about the human condition that other writers can only dream of' Stylist
    'Bursting with vitality and variety, it's a tour-de-force' Sunday Times
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    Readers LOVE this book:
    'If you like a simply told tale that drips with heart and heartache and life and empathy and gentle humour then you can't go wrong with this'
    '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 astute novel'
    'Not many authors can make everyday life so interesting and entertaining, and long may Anne Tyler continue to do so.'

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl, Clock Dance and Redhead by the Side of the Road. In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.

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