Redhead by the Side of the Road

As a reviewer for NPR stated in her review of this lovely and entertaining book…..’’’Anne Tyler’s novels are always worth scooping up, but especially this gentle amusing soother, right now, when all of our treasure routines are disrupted”.

Micah is a 34 year old geek who owns a tech service.  He also lives rent free and manages the apartment building.  His life is totally ordered and he likes it that way.  He enjoys the company of Cass, his “girlfriend” who is a teacher in the community.  Suddenly, a young boy, Brink, appears on his doorstep.  What is this all about?  Will this upset the equilibrium to his ordered life?  What about Cass?  There are other memorable andf beautifully depicted characters in this comfortable novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It is not a long novel and it is certainly a welcome relief in these corona stressed days!