Tales of the City

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062112392

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. For almost four 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 nine 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.

Goodbye Barbary Lane

Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come, and nearly forty years into the series, his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer.”—People The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062563955

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “These final days of his San Francisco friends and lovers, gay and straight, are seriously moving…. Maupin deftly illustrates how far America and the pioneering Anna have come, and nearly forty years into the series, his writing remains wildly addictive but is deeper and richer.”—People The last three novels of Armistead Maupin’s bestselling, critically-acclaimed Tales of the City are now available for the first time as an omnibus edition. The epic series, published between 1978 and 2014, spans the decade before the AIDS crisis through the era of marriage equality following an unforgettable set of characters, whose diverse sexual identities helped set the social stage for the ongoing sexual revolution. Goodbye Barbary Lane—comprised of Michael Tolliver Lives (2007), Mary Ann in Autumn (2010), and The Days of Anna Madrigal (2014)—brings closure to the lives and legacies of the characters through which generations have found connection to America’s larger cultural struggles over the past four decades. Joining two companion omnibus volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Back to Barbary Lane, Goodbye Barbary Lane presents all of “Mr. Maupin’s adeptness at fluid dialogue, his flair for shaping characters who thread the needle between pop archetypes and singular human beings, and his great gift for intricate if occasionally preposterous plotting”(New York Times).

More Tales Of The City

Now a major Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'May well be the funniest series of novels currently in progress' THE TIMES The divinely human comedy that began with Tales of the City rolls recklessly along . . .

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126940

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 444

____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'May well be the funniest series of novels currently in progress' THE TIMES ____________________ The divinely human comedy that began with Tales of the City rolls recklessly along . . . Michael Tolliver pursues his favourite gynaecologist. Mona Ramsey uncovers her roots in a desert whorehouse. And Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with the amnesiac of her dreams.

28 Barbary Lane

Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062683004

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

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Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “These novels are as difficult to put down as a dish of pistachios. The reader starts playing the old childhood game of 'Just one more chapter and I'll turn out the lights,' only to look up and discover it's after midnight.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review Originally serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (1978), More Tales of the City (1980), and Further Tales of the City (1982) afforded a mainstream audience of millions its first exposure to straight and gay characters experiencing on equal terms the follies of urban life. Among the cast of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane: the bewildered but aspiring Mary Ann Singleton, the libidinous Brian Hawkins; Mona Ramsey, still in a sixties trance, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, forever in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. Right; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs. Madrigal. Hurdling barriers both social and sexual, Maupin leads them through heartbreak and triumph, through nail-biting terrors and gleeful coincidences. The result is a glittering and addictive comedy of manners that continues to beguile new generations of readers.

The Days of Anna Madrigal

____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney .

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127319

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'One of the most acclaimed sagas of our time . . .A celebration of life in all its craziness' The Times ____________________ Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades. Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

Tales of the City More Tales of the City Further Tales of the City

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: City and town life

Page: 755

View: 432

For almost four 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 nine 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 forever changed the way we live.

Back to Barbary Lane

While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062683020

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 285

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the fourth, fifth and sixth of which are collected in this second omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. “Tearing through [the tales] one after the other, as I did, allows instant gratification; it also lets you appreciate how masterfully they're constructed. No matter what Maupin writes next, he can look back on the rare achievement of having built a little world and made it run.”—Walter Kendrick, Village Voice Literary Supplement Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium. The nine classic comedies, some of which originally appeared as serials in San Francisco newspapers, have won Maupin critical acclaim around the world and enthralled legions of devoted fans. Back to Barbary Lane comprises the second omnibus of the series—Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989)—continuing the saga of the tenants, past and present, of Mrs. Madrigal's beloved apartment house on Russian Hill. While the first trilogy celebrated the carefree excesses of the seventies, this volume tracks its hapless, all-too-human cast across the eighties—a decade troubled by plague, deceit, and overweening ambition. Like its companion volumes, 28 Barbary Lane and Goodbye, Barbary Lane, Back to Barbary Lane is distinguished by what The Guardian of London has called "some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read."

Further Tales Of The City

DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track down a charismatic psychopath. Michael Tolliver looks for love. Landlady Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement storeroom. And Armistead Maupin is in firm control . . .

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126959

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 692

____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'Maupin is a richly gifted comic author' Observer __________________ The residents of 28 Barbary Lane are back again in this racy, suspenseful and wildly romantic sequel to Tales of the City and More Tales of the City. DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track down a charismatic psychopath. Michael Tolliver looks for love. Landlady Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement storeroom. And Armistead Maupin is in firm control . . .

Glasgow

His story has never before been told in such detail. This is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating studies of Scotland's largest city ever published.

Author: John Burrowes

Publisher: Mainstream

ISBN: 9781845966775

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 727

Not only has Glasgow produced some incredible personalities, it has also been witness to some of the greatest happenings of our times. These outstanding people and epoch-making events are featured in Glasgow: Tales of the City. As a result of painstaking research, some startling new facts have emerged about the life and times of some of the city's most interesting characters. The many individuals documented in this book include the world's greatest pilot, whose many flying feats are still held in great awe today and unlikely ever to be repeated. He was hailed as a hero in America, they gave a him a ticker-tape reception in New York and Hollywood begged him to be a star. More recently, Glasgow was popularised by a TV programme about the city's tough police officer Taggart. The role of the Glasgow detective made Mark McManus one of Scotland's first international TV stars, and Mark's own life story makes equally compelling reading. Before Billy Connolly, Glasgow's greatest-ever comedian was Lex McLean. He smashed all the box-office records in a Glasgow theatre and became a legend in his own lifetime. His story has never before been told in such detail. This is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating studies of Scotland's largest city ever published.

Tales of the City Episode 1 Taking the Plunge

Welcome to Tales of the City.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126797

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

View: 818

Welcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as naïve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal. Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes. Episode 1: Taking the Plunge Newly arrived from the Midwest, Mary Ann Singleton finds refuge at 28 Barbary Lane. Mona warns Mrs Madrigal about her naive new tenant and DeDe gets jealous.

Tales of the City Episode 6 Three Men at the Tubs

Episode 6: Three Men at the Tubs It's Christmas at Barbary Lane where DeDe's happiness is short lived, Mrs Madrigal says goodbye to a friend and Mary Ann makes a shocking discovery about her neighbour.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126851

Category: Fiction

Page: 20500

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Episode 6: Three Men at the Tubs It's Christmas at Barbary Lane where DeDe's happiness is short lived, Mrs Madrigal says goodbye to a friend and Mary Ann makes a shocking discovery about her neighbour. Welcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as naïve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal. Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes.

Tales of the City Episode 2 Confessions in the Nude

Episode 2: Confession in the Nude In which a heartbroken Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver arrives at Barbary Lane.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126800

Category: Fiction

Page: 34

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Episode 2: Confession in the Nude In which a heartbroken Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver arrives at Barbary Lane. DeDe takes an unusual delivery and Anna Madrigal reveals a piece of her past. Welcome to Tales of the City. San Francisco 1976: a golden city of freedom, adventure and possibility. But, as naïve small-town girl Mary Ann finds out, it can be hard to find your place in a strange new city - especially when the supermarket is a pick up joint and a Jockey Shorts dance contest can make or break a relationship. Luckily for Mary Ann, she finds the perfect home at 28 Barbary Lane where the dysfunctional residents form an unconventional family of waifs and strays. Mona the cynic, Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver the romantic looking for love and DeDe the jaded debutante, all watched over by the eccentric and mysterious Anna Madrigal. Get addicted to these characters in six short, funny and heartbreaking episodes.

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Chicago Stories

A selection of stories, articles, poems, and excerpts from longer works about Chicago by Saul Bellow, Eliot Ness, Edna Ferber, Langston Hughes, and others.

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811839747

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 388

A selection of stories, articles, poems, and excerpts from longer works about Chicago by Saul Bellow, Eliot Ness, Edna Ferber, Langston Hughes, and others.

Mary Ann in Autumn

Sassy, irreverent and curious, Maupin continues to explore the boundaries of the human experience with insight, compassion and mordant wit. __________________ Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110505

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . Sassy, irreverent and curious, Maupin continues to explore the boundaries of the human experience with insight, compassion and mordant wit. __________________ Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a television career in New York. Now, a pair of personal calamities has driven her back to the city of her youth and into the arms of her oldest friend, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a gay gardener happily ensconced with his much-younger husband. Mary Ann finds temporary refuge in the couple's backyard cottage, where, at the unnerving age of fifty-seven, she licks her wounds and takes stock of her mistakes. Soon, with the help of Facebook and a few old friends, she begins to re-engage with life, only to confront fresh terrors when her speckled past comes back to haunt her in a way she could never have imagined.

Michael Tolliver Lives

This is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible. ____________________ Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, Michael Tolliver, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his ...

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144649764X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 192

____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . This is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible. ____________________ Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, Michael Tolliver, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice. Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. We follow the protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady. And many familiar faces from the Tales of the City series make appearances along the way . . .

Sure Of You

Wistful and compassionate yet subversively funny, Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever written.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110254

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 326

____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'San Francisco is fortunate in having a chronicler as witty and likeable as Armistead Maupin' Independent __________________ In this, the sixth and final self-contained volume of Armistead Maupin's epic chronicle of modern life, a fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco. Wistful and compassionate yet subversively funny, Sure of You is a triumphant finale to one of the most addictively entertaining series of novels ever written.


Tales of the City of God

Readers may find some of the names and places in these stories foreign, but the human weaknesses and troubles will be familiar to all.

Author: Carlos Gonzales Valles

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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In Tales of the City of God, Carlos Valles gleans parables from all times and cultures for consideration by contemporary readers. One catches here echoes of the master author of biblical examples: "Those who have ears, let them hear". Valles's fables are drawn from both Eastern and Western traditions, and each is complemented by Valles's thoughts and reflections. Readers may find some of the names and places in these stories foreign, but the human weaknesses and troubles will be familiar to all. Throughout Tales of the city of God, Valles uses his life experience and wisdom to focus our reading of these fables and to help guide us in self-reflection.

Significant Others

Significant Others, the fifth self-contained chronicle in the Tales of the City saga, is a cunningly observed class comedy that's sure to be relished by the cognoscenti and by new readers alike.

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448126932

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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____________________ Soon to be a Netflix series starring Ellen Page and Laura Linney . . . 'Some of the sharpest and most speakable dialogue you are ever likely to read' Guardian ______________________ A holiday in the redwoods goes uproariously awry when the opposing sexes camp out rather too close to each other for comfort. Among those entangled in the mayhem are DeDe Halcyon, reformed debutante, troubled house-husband Brian Hawkins, and the irrepressible Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver (arguably Maupin's most beloved creation). Significant Others, the fifth self-contained chronicle in the Tales of the City saga, is a cunningly observed class comedy that's sure to be relished by the cognoscenti and by new readers alike.