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Babycakes

By: Armistead Maupin
Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
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Publisher's summary

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City

The fourth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin's best-selling San Francisco saga.

When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby than meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first piece of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.

©1984 The Chronicle Publishing Company (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Armistead Maupin's San Francisco saga careens beautifully on." ( New York Times Book Review)

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Audible version doesn't match text version

Maupin's a great reader, but this audio version of Babycakes seems extremely abridged. It leaves out entire paragraphs and chapters that exist in the written version of the book.