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28 Barbary Lane
28 Barbary Lane: "Tales of the City" | Armistead Maupin
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Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novelsthe first three of which are collected in this omnibus volumehave 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 Maupins 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.
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#BookMoods #SetInAPlaceYouLove I know there has been an uptick in problems in San Francisco, but it will always be a place I love , a place I lived in that I loved, & a place I feel is my souls home.

bookishdawg I love San Francisco too ❤️ 5mo
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@Mdargusch and I had to put our dog to sleep this morning, so to cheer ourselves up this afternoon, we did lunch, and then stopped in the local bookstore and bakery. 🥰 It was a sad morning but a good excuse to spend time together.

gradcat @Reviewsbylola & @Mdargusch I‘m so sorry. I do hope you guys will feel better soon, even though I know you‘ll miss your fur-friend. 😢♥️ 3y
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Leftcoastzen
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#QueerReads #Riotgrams Happy to be reunited with my Genet titles .Love all of these really.

jveezer Love that Baldwin‼️📖🤓❤️ 4y
Leftcoastzen @jveezer well it‘s not perfect, the spine on dust jacket has some water stains , but I found it at a book sale cheap. 4y
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