Further Tales of the City (Tales of the City Series #3)

Further Tales of the City (Tales of the City Series #3)

by Armistead Maupin


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ISBN-13: 9780060924928
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/29/2007
Series: Tales of the City Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 110,573
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, which includes Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn, and now The Days of Anna Madrigal. Maupin's other novels include Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener. Maupin was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner.


San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

May 13, 1944

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Christopher Isherwood

I love Maupin's books for very much the same qualities that make me love the novels of Dickins.

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Further Tales of the City 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
LarryHazelwood More than 1 year ago
I first read this series of books about 20 years ago when I was the sole care giver for both my parents that were both battling cancer. After looking after both of them, getting them to doctors, looking after their households, and my household, not to mention struggling to stay employed I needed an escape and these wonderful books gave that to me. At the end of the day I was way too wound up to sleep and these wonderful characters took me to a wonderful world full of interesting and off the wall people. This series of books makes these fictional characters come alive. I would love to personally thank the author for them. I reread these books every 5 years or so and still enjoy them. This book makes me smile and I am sure if you read it you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great continuation of the classic series! I loved it and will re-read it!
thorold on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Another cruise-ship plot? What is this, The Love-boat?Actually, this is one of the best plots in the series. When I re-read it, I took the opportunity to look up Jim Jones and the People's Temple: I hadn't realised quite how conspicuously the leading lights of liberal San Francisco (Harvey Milk, Angela Davis, Maupin's colleagues on the Chronicle, etc.) were taken in by Jones. Maupin must have been stepping on some tender toes when he brought the subject of Jonestown up.It is interesting, though, that when this one was adapted for television, they had to bring in a whole new plotline in order to give Olympia Dukakis enough to do to make it worth her while to play Mrs Madrigal. The plot of the book is very focussed on Mary Ann and DeDe, as well as bringing out Prue Giroux, who was only a very minor character before. Michael's plot is important, but seems to be almost independent of what all the other characters are doing. So this book is maybe stronger as a self-contained novel than as an episode in the cycle.
presto on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Further tales of the City jumps forward a few years from More Tales of the City, but most of our favourite characters are still there; the residents of 28 Barbary Lane; Anna Madrigal¿s children. The improbable events and unlikely coincidences continue with unabated abandon, but this is part of the charm of the stories. But what holds the book together is the skilful way that Maupin involves all the regular characters in the main plot; and main plot there certainly is (with a Jonestown connection), a plot which keeps one guessing to the end.It¿s every bit as good as and possibly even funnier than its predecessors; highly recommended.
Kenkwa on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Further Tales of the City continues on with the characters you just have to fall in love with from the very first book. Being an eclectic reader, this book was recommended to me by a salesperson at my local bookstore, and I am glad I listened. To be able to sit down and actually guffaw at some of the crazy antics these characters get themselves into!! It would be so much fun to be a resident of Barbary Lane for just a year!
jeffome on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Another coincidence-filled jolly good time.....this one a wee bit more graphic than previous volumes in the series, but still just plain fun....short little chapters, ridiculous circumstances and a rather startling take on a major world event that was fun to contemplate.....have at it......you probably will not regret it.
webgeekstress on LibraryThing 5 months ago
As with others in the series, this is of interest mainly for the depiction of life in San Francisco during that era. It's considerably weaker, and less plausible, than the others in the series.
AlexTheHunn on LibraryThing 6 months ago
Maupin's delightful and fascinating characters find their way through San Francisco in the heady 70s. This is my personal favorite in the series.
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brjunkie More than 1 year ago
DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track down a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, landlady Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in a San Francisco park.
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