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San Francisco Stories Tales of the City by John Miller

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Published by Chronicle Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • San Francisco (Calif.),
  • Literature: Classics,
  • American Literature (Specific Aspects),
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • San Francisco,
  • American - General,
  • English,
  • Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors),
  • Fiction anthologies & collections,
  • USA,
  • American literature,
  • California,
  • Literary collections

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8110037M
ISBN 100877016690
ISBN 109780877016694

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  But the book of Kerouac's that truly feels like a novel a tightly written, lyrical, and brief one at that and is his loveliest love letter to San Francisco, is The Subterraneans. Best Books Set in San Francisco Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. This is a collection of four short stories by USA Today bestselling author, M. Louisa Locke, set in the gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco. Madam Sibyl’s First Client was written specifically for this collection and it finds Annie Fuller, the young widowed boardinghouse keeper, just starting her career as a pretend clairvoyant/5(91). In , Czech author-illustrator Miroslav Sasek created This Is San Francisco, another installment of his series of children's travel guides (This Is Paris, This Is London, This Is New York). With his usual distinctive and charming style, Sasek tours the sights around the City by the Bay, including Lombard Street, the cable cars, Fishermen's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, and /5(69).

Jack London's San Francisco Stories is an anthology of Jack London short stories set in the San Francisco Bay Area. The book was edited by Matthew Asprey. The book was edited by Matthew Asprey. The preface is a reprint of Rodger Jacobs' essay Ghost Land, a personal meditation on Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon in Oakland, : Jack London, Matthew Asprey . Book Reviews, San Francisco Review of Books, Two kings. Two princes. One queen. The true story of five aristocrats separated by time, culture, and circumstance -- all of them bound to the United States by accidents of history and left to hope for a tomorrow better than today. Prepare for a vision of the American Dream as few others have ever seen it. "San Francisco Stories" collects the most outstanding writing about the city from some of the most distinguished authors of the last years: from Jack Kerouac on working on the railroad to Anne Lamott on getting kicked out of the cafe scene; and from Jack London on the earthquake to Tom Wolfe on the "Acid Tests" of the s. Tales of the City is a series of nine novels written by American author Armistead Maupin from to The stories from Tales were originally serialized prior to their novelization, with the first four titles appearing as regular installments in the San Francisco Chronicle, while the fifth appeared in the San Francisco remaining titles were never serialized, but were .