Books by Armistead Maupin

LOGICAL FAMILY by Armistead Maupin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Engaging reminiscences from an ebullient storyteller."
Friends, lovers, and a few celebrities form the author's logical, though not biological, family. Read full book review >
THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Sweet, undemanding entertainment most suitable for longtime fans."
More "Tales of the City" (Mary Ann in Autumn, 2010, etc.), with the former residents of 28 Barbary Ln. still fluttering around their erstwhile landlady. Read full book review >
MARY ANN IN AUTUMN by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Agreeable entertainment until the ridiculous denouement."
Maupin continues his popular Tales of the City saga (Michael Tolliver Lives, 2007, etc.) with the return to San Francisco of Mary Ann Singleton after 20 years in the cushy Connecticut suburbs. Read full book review >
MICHAEL TOLLIVER LIVES by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

"Rueful but never regretful, warmhearted and witty: a treat for Maupin's many fans."
The central figure in Tales of the City returns two decades later and brings us up to date on most of the popular series' other characters as well. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT LISTENER by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2000

"The postmodern, what-is-real? theme highlights Maupin's intellectual shortcomings rather than his emotional strengths, but strong storytelling, punchy humor, and a warmhearted narrator carry the day."
A touching but rather facile meditation on the way artists manipulate facts in their quest for truth, by the author of Maybe the Moon (1992) and the popular Tales of the City series. Read full book review >
MAYBE THE MOON by Armistead Maupin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A sad, funny tale that—although goodness may not always triumph in the world—will win readers' hearts."
Having published the final volume (Sure of You, 1989) of his popular Tales of the City series, Maupin leaves the San Francisco setting behind, turning his warmth and wit to the Hollywood scene; he remains equally adept at spotting trends and skewering social injustice. Read full book review >