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I didn’t realize how much I had missed Mrs. Madrigal, Mary Ann Singleton, Mona Ramsey, and Michael “Mouse” Tolliver until I began More Tales of the City, Armistead Maupin’s sequel to his spectacular Tales of the City. (Other books had gotten in the way.)In the sequel, Mary Ann finally meets the man of her dreams — although he has nightmares of his own. Mouse, too, finds love while he narrowly escapes death. And through a serendipitous encounter in the Nevada desert, Mona finds out more about Mrs. Madrigal — and herself — than she ever wanted to know. Lastly, Mary Ann and her new love investigate an unusual and intriguing mystery; to say any more about it would ruin the fun.But I also missed this San Francisco circa 1980 when young people could revel in life, before young college graduates became so burdened by college debt, venereal diseases, underemployment, and judgmental sniping from elders who should know better. And it didn’t hurt to see the loathsome Beauchamp Day get his long-deserved comeuppance. This second book in the series is not quite as delightful as the first, but it’s close and it’s still good enough to merit five stars. I promise it won’t take as long for me to revisit the fascinating tenants of 28 Barbary Lane and their sparkling and wise landlady.
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