This book club is open to the public.
The King's English Bookshop presents a book club featuring the Tales of the City novels by Armistead Maupin. There are nine books in the Tales of the City series and we will discuss one book a month. In February we will discuss More Tales of the City (the name of book #2) on February 23 at 6 p.m. MST. This book club will meet virtually on Zoom and you must email Rob Eckman at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive Zoom link (24 hours in advance of meeting).
This group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
So get ready to board the Pacific Princess It's time for More Tales of the City!
About the books:
For almost four decades Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels is 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.
About More Tales of the City:
The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgänger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all—without ever leaving home.
About Further Tales of the City:
The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in a San Francisco park.
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, the Queen of England, 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.
Book club dates and book titles:
January 26: Tales of the City
February 23: More Tales of the City
March 23: Further Tales of the City
April 27: Babycakes
May 25: Significant Others
June 22: Sure of You
July 27: Michael Tolliver Lives
August 24: Mary Ann in Autumn
September 28: The Days of Anna Madrigal