Tales of the City
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Mary Ann Singleton, a naive secretary from Cleveland, settles into the rollicking life at 28 Barbary Lane in the 1970's.
Join the discussion on March 19, 2015. A naive young secretary forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a brave new world of laundromat lotharios and cutthroat debutantes.
A naive young secretary forsakes Cleveland for San Francisco, tumbling headlong into a brave new world of laundromat lotharios and cutthroat debutantes.
Anna Madrigal isn’t your average landlord and San Francisco isn’t your average town.. A large cast of characters make up this fun and socially reflective series. It’s a classic and was groundbreaking. The book is a rollocking soap opera of a tale that readers who desire to be enveloped by quir... Read More »
"The first novel 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." -- Library Catalog
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Armistead Maupin at the San Francisco Public Library
KM Soehnlein interviews Armistead Maupin about "Tales of the City," Jackie O, Burning Man, and Jesse Helms rolling in his grave. For almost four decades, "Tales of the City" has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking San Francisco Chronicle 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 in San Francisco, "Tales" is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live. San Francisco Public Library is thrilled to celebrate Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City during our 10th Annual One City One Book. Library bookshelves were stocked with fresh copies of this beloved book that celebrates San Francisco in the 1970s! Citywide programming took place during September and October.
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