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Tales of the City

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2015-09-29
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780062421081

Summary : For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live.

More Tales of the City

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-01-31
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0062112589

Summary : Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The second novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgänger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all—without ever leaving home.

The Days of Anna Madrigal

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2014-01-30
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1448127319

Summary : ____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'One of the most acclaimed sagas of our time . . .A celebration of life in all its craziness' The Times ____________________ Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

Further Tales of the City

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-01-31
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0062112619

Summary : Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The third novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in a San Francisco park.

Tales of the City ; More Tales of the City ; Further Tales of the City

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :755
  • ISBN :

Summary : For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture--from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live.

28 Barbary Lane

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-12-06
  • Total pages :880
  • ISBN : 0062683004

Summary : Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “These novels are as difficult to put down as a dish of pistachios. The reader starts playing the old childhood game of 'Just one more chapter and I'll turn out the lights,' only to look up and discover it's after midnight.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review Originally serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (1978), More Tales of the City (1980), and Further Tales of the City (1982) afforded a mainstream audience of millions its first exposure to straight and gay characters experiencing on equal terms the follies of urban life. Among the cast of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane: the bewildered but aspiring Mary Ann Singleton, the libidinous Brian Hawkins; Mona Ramsey, still in a sixties trance, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, forever in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. Right; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs. Madrigal. Hurdling barriers both social and sexual, Maupin leads them through heartbreak and triumph, through nail-biting terrors and gleeful coincidences. The result is a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that continues to beguile new generations of readers.

Michael Tolliver Lives

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-03-13
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 144649764X

Summary : ____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . This is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible. ____________________ Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, Michael Tolliver, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. We follow the protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. And many familiar faces from the Tales of the City series make appearances along the way . . .

Goodbye Barbary Lane

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-12-06
  • Total pages :832
  • ISBN : 0062563955

Summary : By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “These final days of his San Francisco friends and lovers, gay and straight, are seriously moving…. Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come, and nearly forty years into the series, his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer.”—People The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s bestselling, critically-acclaimed Tales of the City are now available for the first time as an omnibus edition. The epic series, published between 1978 and 2014, spans the decade before the AIDS crisis through the era of marriage equality following an unforgettable set of characters, whose diverse sexual identities helped set the social stage for the ongoing sexual revolution. Goodbye Barbary Lane—comprised of Michael Tolliver Lives (2007), Mary Ann in Autumn (2010), and The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)—brings closure to the lives and legacies of the characters through which generations have found connection to America’s larger cultural struggles over the past four decades. Joining two companion omnibus volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Back to Barbary Lane, Goodbye Barbary Lane presents all of “Mr. Maupin’s adeptness at fluid dialogue, his flair for shaping characters who thread the needle between pop archetypes and singular human beings, and his great gift for intricate if occasionally preposterous plotting”(New York Times).

Significant Others

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
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  • Release Date :2012-03-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1448126932

Summary : ____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'Some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read' Guardian ______________________ A holiday in the redwoods goes uproariously awry when the opposing sexes camp out rather too close to each other for comfort. Among those entangled in the mayhem are DeDe Halcyon, reformed debutante, troubled house-husband Brian Hawkins, and the irrepressible Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver (arguably Maupin's most beloved creation). Significant Others, the fifth self-contained chronicle in the Tales of the City saga, is a cunningly observed class comedy that's sure to be relished by the cognoscenti and by new readers alike.

Mary Ann in Autumn

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
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  • Release Date :2010-11-02
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780062020147

Summary : Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The eighth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Following the success of his New York Times bestseller Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin’s Mary Ann in Autumn is a touching portrait of friendship, family, and fresh starts, as the City by the Bay welcomes back Mary Ann Singleton, the beloved Tales of the City heroine who started it all. A new chapter begins in the lives of both Mary Ann and Michael “Mouse” Tolliver when she returns to San Francisco to rejoin her oldest friend after years in New York City… the reunion that fans of Maupin’s beloved Tales of the City series have been awaiting for years.

Babycakes

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-03-13
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 1448126967

Summary : ____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'As engaging a read as you are likely to encounter in many moons' The Times __________________ The characters that filled the pages of the three earlier Tales of the City books with love and laughter are at it again. An ordinary house-husband and his ambitious wife discover there's more to making a baby than meets the eye. Unexpected help arrives in the form of a British monarch, a grieving gay neighbour, and an international ring of mail-order brides. Armistead Maupin has written a comedy of manners for our times.

Sure Of You

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-03-13
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1448110254

Summary : ____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin' Independent __________________ In this, the sixth and final self-contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern life, a fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco. Wistful and compassionate yet subversively funny, Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever written.

More Tales Of The City

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2012-03-13
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1448126940

Summary : ____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'May well be the funniest series of novels currently in progress' THE TIMES ____________________ The divinely human comedy that began with Tales of the City rolls recklessly along . . . Michael Tolliver pursues his favourite gynaecologist. Mona Ramsey uncovers her roots in a desert whorehouse. And Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with the amnesiac of her dreams.

Tales of the City

  • Author : Ruth Finnegan
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1998-10-08
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 9780521623346

Summary : Includes bibliographical references and index.

Back to Barbary Lane

  • Author : Armistead Maupin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2016-12-06
  • Total pages :832
  • ISBN : 0062683020

Summary : By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the fourth, fifth and sixth of which are collected in this second omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter what Maupin writes next, he can look back on the rare achievement of having built a little world and made it run.”—Walter Kendrick, Village Voice Literary Supplement Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. The nine classic comedies, some of which originally appeared as serials in San Francisco newspapers, have won Maupin critical acclaim around the world and enthralled legions of devoted fans. Back to Barbary Lane comprises the second omnibus of the series—Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989)—continuing the saga of the tenants, past and present, of Mrs. Madrigal's beloved apartment house on Russian Hill. While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition. Like its companion volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Goodbye, Barbary Lane, Back to Barbary Lane is distinguished by what The Guardian of London has called "some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read."