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Redhead by the side of the road / Anne Tyler.

Tyler, Anne, (author.). Andrews, MacLeod, (narrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library CD TALKING BOOK TYL (Text) 33500013253877 Main In transit -
McIntosh Public Library CD TALKING BOOK TYL (Text) 33500013253869 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593170731
  • ISBN: 0593170733
  • Physical Description: 4 audio discs (4 hr., 51 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by MacLeod Andrews.
Summary, etc.:
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.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    At under five hours, Tyler's latest is her shortest, but all her usual ingredients for a satisfying listen are here: familiar Baltimore setting, characters who evolve, family and friends with memorable sideline storylines. Fitting easily into Tyler's pantheon of repeating narrators (Blair Brown, Kimberly Farr, etc.) is veteran Andrews making his Tyler debut. Affable with a hint of impatience, Andrews provides just the right balance of exacting, puzzled, and genuinely concerned as middle-aged loner Micah Mortimer. A man of perpetual, persnickety habits—7:15 morning runs, Thursday kitchen cleanings—Micah is the on-call Tech Hermit, venturing out to repair other people's computer problems. At home, he's his apartment building's superintendent. Then one day, he runs home to find teenager Brink, who thinks Micah might be his bio-dad, solely because Micah is more lackadaisical than Brink's own performance-driven parents. Brink's overnight stay causes Micah's not-girlfriend Cass to rethink their relationship. Micah, too, is going to need some serious readjusting. Andrews convinces throughout as frustrated Cass, ornery Brink, Brink's exasperated mother, Lorna; he's memorably facile with gatherings, especially an extended Mortimer family meal. The more the merrier indeed! Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ANNE TYLER was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of more than twenty novels. Her twentieth novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015. Her eleventh novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Subject: Apartment houses > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Lifestyles > Fiction.
Change > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Baltimore (Md.) > Fiction.
FICTION > Literary.
FICTION > City Life.
FICTION > Family Life > General.
Apartment houses.
Fathers and sons.
Life change events.
Man-woman relationships.
Maryland > Baltimore.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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