Redhead by the Side of the Road

Reading Anne Tyler is always pure pleasure, and this is the author at her best.

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Review of ‘Redhead by the Side of the Road’

Micah Mortimer is a single, middle-aged man whose life is governed by routine. On Mondays, he mops his floors. Fridays are for vacuuming. He runs every morning. He lives alone, managing an apartment building. And he finds most people perplexing. “Sometimes when he was dealing with people, he felt like he was operating one of…

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