Babycakes by Armistead MaupinBabycakes by Armistead Maupin


byArmistead Maupin

Paperback | May 29, 2007

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The fourth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga, soon to return to television as a Netflix original series once again starring Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis.

When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there’s more to making a baby than meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first piece of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.


Armistead Maupin is the author of Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Maybe the Moon, and The Night Listener. Three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three Tales novels. The Night Listener became a featu...
Title:BabycakesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 29, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060924837

ISBN - 13:9780060924836


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but sad This one is definitely not as light and funny as the first three. Definitely a little sadder with the growing apart of the family but still a good read.
Date published: 2018-08-14

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The internationally beloved classic comes to life in a Showtime miniseries.Few Works of Fiction Have Blazed a Trail Through popular culture like Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series. Since its publication as a daily newspaper serial in 1976, Maupin's incisive comedy of manners has expanded into six bestselling novels, the first of which became a highly acclaimed television miniseries starring Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis as the irrepressible Anna Madrigal, doyenne of 28 Barbary Lane.Now More Tales of the City is becoming a Showtime miniseries, once again starring Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, and Thomas Gibson, as well as exciting new cast-members, including Swoosie Kurtz and Ed Asner. It will be broadcast in June 1998.HarperFlamingo is delighted to announce the publication of two new editions of More Tales of the City to tie in with this broadcast. The first, packaged in the series format, will allow readers to collect the entire Maupin library in a uniform look. The second features a special cover to tie in with the Showtime series and an eight-