More Tales of the City

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Harper Collins, May 5, 1998 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.


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User Review  - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing

I sometimes watch Chinese dramas / soap operas with my mother, and I always marvel (in a baffled sort of way) that in as large a city as portrayed in the show, all the characters in the story are ... Read full review

Review: More Tales of the City (Tales of the City #2)

User Review  - Charles Eliot - Goodreads

Book two of my sprint through the original six Tales of the City books, leading up to reading the three newest ones. Human memory works in two basic modes - pattern matching and highlights. Events can ... Read full review

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Page 2 - ... That's nickel-dime stuff. Smoking-eating-drinking resolutions. These are the — you know — the hardcore, maybethis-time, kiss-today-goodbye, some-enchanted-evening resolutions." He reached into the pocket of his Pendleton and handed her a sheet of paper: MICHAEL TOLLIVER'S DIRTY THIRTY FOR '77 1. I will not call anyone nellie or butch, unless that is his name. 2. I will not assume that women who like me are fag hags. 3. I will stop expecting to meet Jan-Michael Vincent at the tubs. 4. I will...
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Page 221 - ... this as an act of love on my part, a sign of my continuing need to share my life with you. I wouldn't have written, I guess, if you hadn't told me about your involvement in the Save Our Children campaign. That, more than anything, made it clear that my responsibility was to tell you the truth, that your own child is homosexual, and that I never needed saving from anything except the cruel and ignorant piety of people like Anita Bryant. I'm sorry, Mama. Not for what I am, but for how you must...
Page 2 - Lacosie shirt, a Marimekko pillow, a secondhand letterman's jacket, an All-American Boy T-shirt, a razor blade necklace or a denim accessory of any kind. 21. I will learn to eat alone and like it. 22. I will not fantasize about firemen. 23. I will not tell anyone at home that I just haven't found the right girl yet. 24. I will wear a suit on Castro Street and feel comfortable about it. 25. I will not do impressions of Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Mae West or Paul Lynde. 26. I will not eat more...
Page 46 - After careful scrutiny, prospective guests were divided into four lists: The A List. The B List. The A-Gay List. The B-Gay List. The Hampton-Giddes knew no C people, gay or otherwise. As a rule, the A List was comprised of the Beautiful and the Entrenched, the kind of people who might be asked about their favorite junk-food or slumming spot in Merla Zellerbach's column in the Chronicle.
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About the author (1998)

Armistead Maupin is the author of Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, and the bestselling Tales of the City series. A new musical based on the first two Tales novels premiered at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater in the summer of 2011. Maupin lives in San Francisco with his husband, Christopher Turner.

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