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Author: Armistead Maupin Narrator: Armistead Maupin Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Series:The Tales of the City Series Release Date: November 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062007131

Publisher Description

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.

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Quotes

  • “Tenderhearted and frolicsome…Maupin has built Mary Ann a solid narrative, has given her not only a story, but an entire life. Mary Ann’s is a tale of long-lost friends and unrealized dreams, of fear and regret, of penance and redemption—and of the unshakable sense that this world we love, this life we live, this drama in which we all play a part, does indeed go by much too fast.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “Mary Ann slips right back into the warm, bantering world of [Armistead Maupin’s] earlier books. All his kale-eating, sustainable-gardening, Snuggie-joke-making characters are familiar, even if this is your first go-around with them.”

    - New York Times
  • “As ever, Maupin’s edgy wit energizes the layered story lines. His keen eye for irony and human foible is balanced by an innate compassion in this examination of the life of a woman of a certain age.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “The graying of the Tales of the City cast won’t sadden readers. This affectionate novel, with its carefully unfolding story line (and perfect ending), will work its warmth and charm.”

    - Booklist
  • “Revisiting the characters from Maupin’s beloved Tales of the City series is like reconnecting with old friends…This series still resonates with humor, whether dealing with the practicalities of everyday life or the realities of aging and health-related issues. Maupin himself reads, and reads well, leaving listeners yearning for even more. Recommended.”

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • Selected for the November 2010 Indie Next List

Customer Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I adore every single thing that Armistead Maupin writes! I was so excited when he came out with another addition to his Tales of the City series.It's like meeting up with old friends again and I loved every moment.These are the books that I can and will read over and over again! "

    - DeAnna, 6/27/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was ok - some things included that really didn't need to move the story along (Ben and the YMCA scene) but overall was a nice summer read. Mary Ann still is, to my mind, a beatch on wheels but hey, that's part of the story "

    - Jennifer, 6/19/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The first I have read in the on-going tales in San Francisco. Fun to read due to the familiarity w/the area.Rather humorous and the characters are indeed, unique. I enjoyed it. "

    - Myrna, 6/19/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The 8th. Ook in the Tales of the City series brings Mary Ann back to San Francisco. Last time we saw her she had become pretty unlikable, but this book brings her some redemption. Maupin is so god with character and doesn't disappoint. The only downside was finishing so quickly. "

    - Linda, 6/12/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Tales of the City are fun to read. Maupin does a wonderful job creating a sense of place and characters we can't help but like. "

    - Mark, 6/12/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved all the Tales of the City Books, but loved the plot twists in this one. THe surprise appearance of a character whom all assumed was long gone made this one expecially exciting! "

    - Joseph, 6/5/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " So much fun! It may be a little bit predictable, but it is full of the little SF secrets and stories that make his writing so much fun. Hooray! Now, I want to go back and re-read all the earlier ones. "

    - Djinnaya, 6/3/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I haven't read a Tales of the City book in ages...loved getting back into their lives and catching up. I'm a fan of Armistead Maupin, so I was destined to enjoy the book. "

    - Michelle, 6/2/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nice but subtle addition to the "Tales of the City" group. Loved it! "

    - Tom, 5/30/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Lovable characters in an interesting story. "

    - Greg, 5/29/2011

About the Author

Armistead Maupin is the author of numerous novels, including the Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, and Michael Tolliver Lives. His novels Sure of You and The Days of Anna Madrigal made the New York Times bestsellers list. 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. He 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. He 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.