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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Armistead Maupin Narrator: Armistead Maupi Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of the City Series Release Date:
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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 San Francisco park.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco.”

    New York Times Review of Books

  • “Maupin has a genius for observation. His characters have the timing of vaudeville comics, flawed by human frailty and fueled by blind hope.”

    Denver Post

  • “What makes Maupin’s writing so rich and humorous is the way he juxtaposes the goings-on of irreversibly different worlds, flirtatiously overlapping them at times.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cflack | 1/25/2014

    " Really enjoyed the first 2 books in this series - light and fun. This one "jumped the shark" - Jim Jones, kidnapping, keeping someone locked up in a basement - too much. This is the last one I'm going to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caitlin | 1/18/2014

    " I know these books are meant to be light, stupid fun, but working the massacre at Jonestown into the plot -- a relatively recent event at the time of publication -- and making Jim Jones a CHARACTER in the book is a really bizarre choice. And the racism is more noticeable than ever in this one. Ugh. Also no Mona in this one at all! Man, tell me the whole series doesn't irreversibly jump the shark at book three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret M. | 1/3/2014

    " Just finished this up June 16, 2012 after setting it aside to read some other things. I have read Maupin's other "Tales" serial novels. He is an excellent writer - realistic dialogue, characters. I have been to southern California, but his reads make me want to visit San Francisco, and see all the places described. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Polly Bamford | 12/1/2013

    " Not as gripping as previous two. Not such well drawn characters and plot too "out there". Took a while to find it's direction. "

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About the Author
Author Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin was born in Washington, DC, in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. Maupin worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971. Maupin is the author of numerous novels, including the Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, and Michael Tolliver Lives. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.