3.0 out of 5 starsA bit disappointed, it spent a lot of time going through ...
27 January 2015
A bit disappointed , it spent a lot of time going through this Hippy trans-gender world in detail. It seemed a bit trapped a time warp. Maybe I have just read too many over the years ... like all of them. I think its time to move on now .
Any one who is familiar with The Tales Of The City characters will be as delighted by this addition as i was,i believe.The characters have,of course,aged but are still as fresh as when they first appeared.I came to the final page much too quickly.Can't wait for the next installment.
All the Tales of the City books have been wonderful so I knew I’d love this 9th book in the series. Anna Madrigal, so perfectly played by Olympia Dukakis in the tv series, is perhaps the most beloved of the characters and this book explores her childhood, although it also follows the other characters in the present day. Maupin, through Anna, gives us the wisdom, insight, and comfort of his years of experience. Kate Mulgrew is the perfect narrator. Bliss!