Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mary Ann in Autumn

One of my favorite authors is working on a new novel for the Tales of the City series!

Here's a nice article on about Armistead Maupin. He's writing the eighth novel in the Tales of the City series, titled Mary Ann in Autumn!

I LOVED reading Michael Tolliver Lives a couple of years ago. It was the first new installment in the Tales of the City series in several years. (a couple of decades?) Michael Mouse was always my favorite character in the series (imagine that!), and before Michael Tolliver Lives, we had last left him in the mid-80s, having been recently diagnosed with HIV. What a joy it was to learn that he was still alive and well in San Francisco 20 years later!

Mary Ann Singleton, (played by the fabulous Laura Linney in the mini-series) was another favorite character of mine in the earlier books. By the sixth book of the series, however, I found her more and more unlikeable, and in the end, she left her husband and child, and moved away from San Francisco to pursue her career on the East Coast.

According to this article, Mary Ann is now 57 (it's been 20 years!) and she's experiencing a life crisis that takes her back to San Francisco. I can't wait to see what she has to say for herself!

Not sure when the new book will be out, but you can be sure that there will be a lot of excitement in SF when it is!

oh, and by the way, the Tales of the City Broadway Musical is going to be Fab-u-lous!!!

is it me, or did the flamboyant gay man in me just make a splashy appearance?

for those of you who may be interested, here's a link to an old blog post from when I first met Armistead Maupin at a book signing in July, 2006, and another from the day when Michael Tolliver Lives was released in June, 2007.

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