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I loved Tales of the City...what else can I read?

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Mrsrobertduvall Sat 06-Jul-13 21:16:11

Have reread the series for the 3rd time....and want to read more !

tripfiction Sun 07-Jul-13 14:44:23

I wonder if either of these might be of interest:
Girls I know by Douglas Trevor set in Boston: In the winter of 2001, 29-year-old Walt Steadman survives a shooting in his favorite Boston café that leaves four people dead. In the aftermath, Walt forms two new relationships : one with Ginger Newton, a privileged, reckless, Harvard undergraduate who is interviewing women about their lives for a book called Girls I Know, and the other with 11-year-old Mercedes Bittles, whose parent were killed in the restaurant. Wounded but resilient, all three must deal with loss and grief and the consequences that come when their lives change in unexpected ways.

Or Heliopolis by James Scudamore set in Sao Paolo: Set against a city on the edge of reality, of high towers and seething favelas, of rich enclaves and social stratification. Ludo is a boy taken from the slum of Heliopolis and raised in the gated wealth of Angel Park. Highly credible characters locked in often extreme situations - By turns darkly humorous and poignant, Scudamore's Booker Prize-nominated novel is a highly original take on the rags-to-riches story.

JennySense Mon 08-Jul-13 21:55:47

Have your read Maybe the Moon ?

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 09-Jul-13 06:40:35

Interesting..I will take a look.
Yes I have read every Maupin book! I love him!

valiumredhead Tue 09-Jul-13 13:15:06

I really loved Nick Alexander's series of about 5 books, reminded me of Takes of the City and spanned over a decade or so. I was bereft when I finished the last one,I read them back too backsad

valiumredhead Tue 09-Jul-13 13:18:01

The series is called 50 reasons to say goodbye. The first book is a bit ramblings of gay man's sexual exploits but then the next book really gets going with the story. I LOVE his writing.

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