The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin audiobook

The Days of Anna Madrigal: A Novel

By Armistead Maupin
Read by Kate Mulgrew

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062196248

The Tales of the City Series: Book 9

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482991253

  • ISBN: 9781482991246

Runtime: 7.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Humor
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2014 New York Times Editor’s Choice

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

An NPR bestseller

Selected for the February 2014 Indie Next List

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A January 2014 LibraryReads Pick

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City

The eighth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Days of Anna Madrigal is a genial fable. Like the earlier Tales, it’s riddled with outlandish coincidences and best enjoyed under the willing suspension of disbelief. Told in Maupin’s roving style—call it third-person kaleidoscope—the narrative braids Anna’s story, childhood flashbacks, and scenes of her adopted kin.” New York Times Book Review
“Maupin’s flare for dialogue and fully realized contemporary characterizations is again on display…A memorable, satisfying capstone to his series.” Publishers Weekly
“For fans definitely, but anyone may enjoy the peek into Burning Man culture, as well as the intergenerational twining of the characters and seeing just how far we have come in accepting ourselves.” Library Journal
“Wonderful…Maupin’s last novel in the series is as compulsively readable and endearing as all the previous novels have been.” Booklist (starred review)
“Maupin spins his usual good-hearted web of intrigues involving people who have created their own communities.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Armistead Maupin

Author Bio: Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin is the author of numerous novels, including the Tales of the City series, Maybe the Moon, The Night Listener, and Michael Tolliver Lives. His novels Sure of You and The Days of Anna Madrigal made the New York Times bestsellers list. Three miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney were made from the first three novels in the Tales series. The Night Listener became a feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. He was born in Washington, DC, in 1944 but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he served as a naval officer in the Mediterranean and with the River Patrol Force in Vietnam. He worked briefly as a reporter for a newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina, before being assigned to the San Francisco bureau of the Associated Press in 1971.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 7.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English