28 Barbary Lane: The Tales of the City Omnibus

Humorous American Literature

Author: Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin’s uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new millennium.“These novels are as difficult to put down as a dish of pistachios…..Read More

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