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VIRTUAL: Coffee & Books at the Jenks
May 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This month’s book is Redhead by the Side of the Road, by Anne Tyler.
Copies of the book are available at the library. For more information please contact Erin Dagenais at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will open soon at https://www.jenkscenter.org/ and the Zoom link will be sent to all participants before the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From the beloved Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances, and the sometimes elusive power of human connection.
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, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler’s signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.