The Days Of Anna Madrigal: A Novel by Armistead MaupinThe Days Of Anna Madrigal: A Novel by Armistead Maupin

The Days Of Anna Madrigal: A Novel

byArmistead Maupin

Paperback | January 20, 2015

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The ninth 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.

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the suspenseful, comic, and touching novel, follows one of modern literature’s most unforgettable and enduring characters—Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane—as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past.

Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of “leaving like a lady,” Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her “logical family” in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.

Some members of Anna’s family are bound for the otherworldly landscape of Burning Man, the art community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert where 60,000 revelers gather to construct a city designed to last only one week. Anna herself has another destination in mind: a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home. With Brian and his beat-up RV, she journeys into the dusty troubled heart of her Depression childhood to unearth a lifetime of secrets and dreams and attend to unfinished business she has long avoided.

Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, which includesTales 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 nowThe Days of Anna Madrigal. Maupin's other novels includeMaybe the MoonandThe Night Listen...
Title:The Days Of Anna Madrigal: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062196278

ISBN - 13:9780062196279

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it the 9th and final book in one of my favorite series of all time- Tales of the City. I loved finally finding out all about Anna's past and did a wonderful job of bringing all the characters together and wrapping it up nicely. The series started in the 70's in San Francisco Newspaper- I've read the novels and watched the miniseries in the 90's and I will miss Mouse, Mary Ann, Brian and Anna.
Date published: 2018-07-12

Editorial Reviews

“The ninth Tales of the City installment is Maupin’s farewell to his beloved cast of characters … Maupin’s flare for dialogue and fully realized contemporary characterizations is again on display … this installment is a memorable, satisfying capstone to his series.”