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Old 11-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Free book (Kindle / Nook / Sony) Michael Tolliver Lives

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Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contem-porary fiction. Now, almost twenty years after ending his ground-breaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the fifty-five-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice.

Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally reaffirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady.

Though this is a stand-alone novel—accessible to fans of Tales of the City and new readers alike—a reassuring number of familiar faces appear along the way. As usual, the author's mordant wit and ear for pitch-perfect dialogue serve every aspect of the story—from the bawdy to the bittersweet. Michael Tolliver Lives is a novel about the act of growing older joyfully and the everyday miracles that somehow make that possible.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:40 AM   #3
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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Drat, no longer free. I remember reading the serialized Significant Others during high school when it ran in the SF Examiner. I don't think I "got" it, but I do remember good writing. I think I have a paperback of Tales of the City kicking around somewhere that I should dig up.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:31 AM   #7
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It's still free, but not from the original link. Use the link in Susan Crealock's post.
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If anyone's interested:

Audible offers members a free audio interview of Maupin. Membership requires only that you sign up, not that you must buy anything. There are interviews of many other authors as well.

http://www.audible.com/mc/Free_Interviews

Many of the free author interviews I've heard are quite good.
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It's still free, but not from the original link. Use the link in Susan Crealock's post.
Sweet - got it from B&N. Thanks!!
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