The Days of Anna Madrigal, by Armistead Maupin

This is the last book in a long Tales of the City series Armistead Maupin started back in 1978. I discovered them in the early 1990’s and, once I’d caught up, was excited to see each new volume. Episodic, full of movement and life, and with no holding back on up-to-the-minute issues in the LGBTQ world, The Days of Anna Madrigal was just as fun and fulfilling as the rest of the series. I will say though, if you plan to read any volume, start from the beginning; it’s so much more fun that way - a kind of thirty-five-year soap opera, except you’re spending time with people you’d actually really like to call friends. (For extra fun, I recommend the Tales of the City TV miniseries from 1994, starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney among many fantastic others.)