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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 in the series, Tales of the City begins with Mary Ann Singleton, a naïve young woman from Cleveland, Ohio, who, seeking a change in her life, moves to San Francisco. The year is 1976 and Mary Ann finds herself living at 28 Barbary Lane, where her life quickly becomes intertwined with those of her varied neighbors and myriad colorful characters. Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed 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

  • “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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