Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

"Tales of the City" is a collection of interconnected stories set in 1970s San Francisco, focusing on the lives and experiences of a diverse group of residents living in the same apartment complex. The narrative explores various themes such as love, friendship, sexuality, and identity, providing a vivid snapshot of life in this iconic city during a transformative period of social change. The book is known for its candid portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters and issues, a groundbreaking approach at the time of its publication.

The 602nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 636

Since this book was first published in 1978, there is a penalty of 6.4%. The age adjusted score is 595.3.

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