Books to Read If You Love San Francisco
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Tales Of The City
San Francisco, 1976. A naïve young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, tawdry, touching, and outrageous - unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin.
The Maltese Falcon
A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett's iconic, influential, and beloved The Maltese Falcon.
The Golden Gate
The Great California Novel Has Been Written, In Verse (And Why Not?): The Golden Gate Gives Great Joy' Gore Vidal 'A New Star In The Literary Firmament & It Outshines In Brilliance Anything That I Have Seen In Half-A-Century Of Star-Spotting & Seth Has The Stuff That Nobel Laureates Are Made Of' Khushwant Singh, Illustrated Weekly Of India 'A Tour De Force Of Rhyme And Reasonableness. The Golden Gate Doesn'T Only Compellingly Advocate Life'S Pleasures, It Stylishly Contributes Another One To Them' Sunday Times , London 'Seth Is The Most Astute And Sharp-Tongued Social Critic To Arrive On The Scene Since Jonathan Swift' India Today 'A Thing Of Anomalous Beauty & Seth Writes Poetry As It Has Not Been Written For A Century' Washington Post Book World