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Tales Of The City Books In Order (Full List)

Tales Of The City is a series of 9 books by Armistead Maupin. The first book published in the series is Tales Of The City in 1978. Here is a complete list of Tales Of The City books in order.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. Tales Of The City (1978)

"Garbage, you know, is very revealing. It beats the shit out of tarot cards."

Armistead Maupin's iconic Tales of the City brilliantly captures the vibrant and diverse residents of San Francisco in this enthralling collection. From intertwined lives and complex relationships to the joys and challenges of city living, Maupin's storytelling prowess delivers a mesmerizing journey through the heart of the beloved city.

  • πŸ“‡ 371 Pages
  • πŸ“ 92,750 - 111,300 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

2. More Tales Of The City (1978)

"Laugh all you want and cry all you want and whistle at pretty men in the street and to hell with anybody who thinks you're a damned fool!"

In "More Tales of the City" by Armistead Maupin, the vibrant residents of 28 Barbary Lane in San Francisco return with more captivating stories and diverse experiences, weaving a tapestry of love, friendship, and the pursuit of authenticity in a dynamic city.

  • πŸ“‡ 352 Pages
  • πŸ“ 88,000 - 105,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

3. Further Tales Of The City (1982)

"Needing and loving are two different things."

In "Further Tales of the City" by Armistead Maupin, dive back into the eccentric world of 1970s San Francisco, where the lives of beloved characters intertwine with captivating new faces, unveiling secrets, love, and unexpected twists that keep readers hooked.

  • πŸ“‡ 368 Pages
  • πŸ“ 92,000 - 110,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

4. Babycakes (1984)

"You don’t really know for certain about a family until somebody dies. You don’t know anything until that happens."

In the heartwarming continuation of the Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin delves into the complex lives of his beloved characters, following them as they navigate the treacherous waters of love, friendship, and self-discovery. Babycakes is a captivating tale that will leave readers eager for more.

  • πŸ“‡ 316 Pages
  • πŸ“ 79,000 - 94,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time

5. Significant Others (1987)

"All of life is maintenance, for heaven’s sake. That’s the pleasant part. Taking care of things."

In Armistead Maupin's "Significant Others," the iconic residents of 28 Barbary Lane navigate through commitment, self-discovery, and the complexities of love, weaving an enthralling tapestry of interconnected lives in San Francisco's queer community. A captivating exploration of longing, loyalty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  • πŸ“‡ 322 Pages
  • πŸ“ 80,500 - 96,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time

6. Sure Of You (1989)

"Sometimes I watch him when he’s playing with Harry or digging in the yard. And I think: This is it, this is the guy I’ve waited for all my life. Then this other voice tells me not to get used to it, that it’ll only hurt more later. It’s funny. You’re feeling this enormous good fortune and waiting for it to be over at the same time."

Sure Of You by Armistead Maupin is a heartwarming and bittersweet tale that reunites us with the beloved residents of 28 Barbary Lane. With wit and compassion, Maupin delves into the complexities of friendship, love, and loss, crafting a poignant story of self-discovery and resilience.

  • πŸ“‡ 262 Pages
  • πŸ“ 65,500 - 78,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 9 Hours Reading Time

7. Michael Tolliver Lives (2007)

"You don’t have to keep up, dear. You just have to keep open."

In "Michael Tolliver Lives," Armistead Maupin brings back the beloved character from his iconic "Tales of the City" series. Follow Michael's journey as he navigates life, love, and the ever-changing landscape of San Francisco. A poignant and heartwarming tale of resilience and self-discovery.

  • πŸ“‡ 320 Pages
  • πŸ“ 80,000 - 96,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time

8. Mary Ann In Autumn (2010)

"It all goes so fast, she thought. We dole out our lives in dinner parties and plane flights, and it's over before we know it. We lose everyone we love, if they don't lose us first, and every single thing we do is intended to distract us from that reality."

In this poignant and captivating follow-up to the beloved Tales of the City series, Mary Ann Singleton returns to San Francisco after a twenty-year absence, uncovering secrets, rekindling old friendships, and navigating the bittersweet realities of aging.

  • πŸ“‡ 336 Pages
  • πŸ“ 84,000 - 100,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time

9. Days Of Anna Madrigal (2014)

"You cannot be loved by someone who doesn't want to know you."

In "Days of Anna Madrigal" by Armistead Maupin, the beloved Tales of the City series reaches a poignant and heartwarming conclusion as the indomitable Anna Madrigal embarks on a journey down memory lane, reconciling with her past while confronting the challenges of the present.

  • πŸ“‡ 336 Pages
  • πŸ“ 84,000 - 100,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 11 Hours Reading Time