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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Armistead Maupin Narrator: Armistead Maupin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of the City Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Maupin has always been a humane storyteller, and an accessible one. His life-is-good-but-sloppy soap operas are marked by solid craft, surperb dialogue, and what used to be called heart.” 

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Maupin writes with warmth, acuity and tremendous wit about ordinary people learning to live with themselves and one another. Read him.” 

    Harpers & Queen

  • “Sparkling entertainments...lit by a glowing humanity that brings each character to vivid, poignant life.”   

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Keith | 2/14/2014

    " Second in the 'Tales of the City' franchise. I have read this book twice now (the second time in 2005) and I am getting ready to read it again (June 2007) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rozanne | 2/5/2014

    " I can't believe I read another book by this guy. He's pretty awful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Holt | 2/3/2014

    " More Tales of the City (Showtime Tie-In Edition) by Armistead Maupin (1998) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Charlie | 1/19/2014

    " I don't really understand the reviews mentionning the role of the city in this book... In the first one, yes, San Francisco was almost a character as important as Mary-Ann, Michael and so. But the sequel doesn't have that same atmosphere of freedom and frivolity I felt and liked in the first Tales. The action could almost take place anywhere else, in another town. It's a pity, because without it, the soap opera that is the plot is less delightful, the coincidences are too blatant. In spite of that, I was hooked, and I still read it really fast. I guess I'm just a little sad about what it could have been... "

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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.