Tales of the City

Tales of the City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780062421081
ISBN 13: 0062421085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the City Book Review:

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.

More Tales of the City

More Tales of the City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 0062112589
ISBN 13: 9780062112583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Tales of the City Book Review:

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The second novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. 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.

Goodbye Barbary Lane

Goodbye Barbary Lane
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0062563955
ISBN 13: 9780062563958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Barbary Lane Book Review:

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).

The Days of Anna Madrigal

The Days of Anna Madrigal
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 1448127319
ISBN 13: 9781448127313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Days of Anna Madrigal Book Review:

____________________ 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.

28 Barbary Lane

28 Barbary Lane
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0062683004
ISBN 13: 9780062683007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

28 Barbary Lane Book Review:

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.

Further Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 0062112619
ISBN 13: 9780062112613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Further Tales of the City Book Review:

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The third novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in a San Francisco park.

Michael Tolliver Lives

Michael Tolliver Lives
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061809756
ISBN 13: 9780061809750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michael Tolliver Lives Book Review:

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The seventh novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Nearly two decades after ending his groundbreaking Tales of the City saga of San Francisco life, Armistead Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero Michael Tolliver—the fifty-five-year-old sweet-spirited gardener and survivor of the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers—for a single day at once mundane and extraordinary... and filled with the everyday miracles of living.

Tales of the City

Tales of the City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780060186692
ISBN 13: 0060186690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the City Book Review:

The eccentric, mysterious, naive, jaded, up-and-coming, down-and-out, adventuresome, and withdrawn boarders in Russian Hill share their dissimilar worlds and worries

Significant Others

Significant Others
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 0062030884
ISBN 13: 9780062030887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Significant Others Book Review:

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The fifth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world’s most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin’s cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia.

Mary Ann in Autumn

Mary Ann in Autumn
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780062020147
ISBN 13: 0062020145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mary Ann in Autumn Book Review:

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.

Tales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City
Author: Shaun Tan
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 0735265216
ISBN 13: 9780735265219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Inner City Book Review:

A unique and beautiful book for kids and adults that combines short stories and poetry with surrealist art -- a return to the form that made Shaun Tan a visionary in the world of graphic novels. A young girl's cat brightens the lives of everyone in the neighborhood. A woman and her dog are separated by time and space, awaiting the day they will be reunited. A race of fish build a society parallel to our own. And a bunch of office managers suddenly turn into frogs, but find that their new lives aren't so bad. The ambitious, unique and provocative Tales From the Inner City draws on the success of Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Tales From Outer Suburbia and updates its sensibilities for a new generation. Combining his poignant and sensitive short stories with surreal, luminous paintings, Tan turns his astute lens on the environment, cities, family and the relationships between human and animals. This work opens a portal to the imagination and captures the beauty, joy and tragedy in the everyday lives of kids, teens and adults.

A Tale of Time City

A Tale of Time City
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 1101567007
ISBN 13: 9781101567005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale of Time City Book Review:

A thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin. London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . .

Tales of the City

Tales of the City
Author: Ruth Finnegan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1998-10-08
ISBN 10: 9780521626231
ISBN 13: 0521626234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the City Book Review:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Further Tales of the City

Further Tales of the City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1994-01-07
ISBN 10: 9780060924928
ISBN 13: 0060924926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Further Tales of the City Book Review:

The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in San Francisco park.

More Tales Of The City

More Tales Of The City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 1448126940
ISBN 13: 9781448126941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Tales Of The City Book Review:

____________________ 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.

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

Tales of the City   More Tales of the City   Further Tales of the City
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 755
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:32000006213195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the City More Tales of the City Further Tales of the City Book Review:

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.

Babycakes

Babycakes
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-01-31
ISBN 10: 0062112570
ISBN 13: 9780062112576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Babycakes Book Review:

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The fourth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there’s more to making a baby than meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first piece of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.

Back to Barbary Lane

Back to Barbary Lane
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0062683020
ISBN 13: 9780062683021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back to Barbary Lane Book Review:

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."

City

City
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publsiher: Gateway
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 0575105240
ISBN 13: 9780575105249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City Book Review:

On a far future Earth, mankind's achievements are immense: artificially intelligent robots, genetically uplifted animals, interplanetary travel, genetic modification of the human form itself. But nothing comes without a cost. Humanity is tired, its vigour all but gone. Society is breaking down into smaller communities, dispersing into the countryside and abandoning the great cities of the world. As the human race dwindles and declines, which of its great creations will inherit the Earth? And which will claim the stars?

Back to Barbary Lane

Back to Barbary Lane
Author: Armistead Maupin
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1991-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780060166496
ISBN 13: 0060166495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Back to Barbary Lane Book Review:

"An old fashioned pleasure... there's been nothing like it since the heyday of the serial novel 100 years ago... 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 By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City series stands as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary. These six 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 trilogy of the series--Babycakes (1984), Significant Others (1987), and Sure of You (1989) -- concluding 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-to-human cast across a decade troubled by plague, deceit and overweening ambition. Like its companion volume, 28 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." It promises hours of literate entertainment for readers old and new. With a foreword by the author.