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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Armistead Maupin Narrator: Frances McDormand Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tales of the City Series Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9780062259738
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For more than three 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 six 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 changed forever the way we live.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Since 1976, Maupin’s Tales of the City has etched itself upon the hearts and minds of its readers, both straight and gay. From a groundbreaking newspaper serial in the San Francisco Chronicle to a bestselling novel to a critically acclaimed PBS series, Tales (all six of them) contains the universe—if not in a grain of sand, then in one apartment house.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Amistead Maupin’s groundbreaking books about bohemian life in San Francisco are now available as unabridged audios. Actress Frances McDormand does a splendid job as she narrates the first, Tales of the City. …McDormand’s strong voice adapts to each character, young and old, male and female, straight and gay.” USA Today
  • Listen Up! Blog, Feature with SoundCloud Excerpts of all Six Titles: http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/ListenUp/?p=4279 Publishers Weekly
  • “There’s been nothing like it since the heyday of the serial novel a hundred years ago.” 

    Village Voice

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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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.