Synopses & Reviews
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular 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 six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.
"An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco." New York Times Book Review
"A consummate entertainer who has made a generation laugh....It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love convincingly." Edmund White, Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series that includes Tales of the City
, More Tales of the City
, Further Tales of the City
, Significant Others
, Sure of You
, Michael Tolliver Lives
, Mary Ann in Autumn
, and now The Days of Anna Madrigal
. The first three books were made into three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney. Maupins other books include Maybe the Moon
and The Night Listener
. Maupin was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundations Pioneer Award. He lives in Santa Fe with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.