Publishers Weekly (review date 1 February 1980)
SOURCE: A review of More Tales of the City, in Publishers Weekly, Vol. 217, No. 4, February 1, 1980, p. 106.
[In the following review, the critic provides brief synopses of the story lines in More Tales of the City.]
[In More Tales of the City,] things are hopping once again at Anna Madrigal's San Francisco rooming house, and Maupin fills us in on the latest crises in the lives of the Barbary Lane crew. Anna finally reveals that she is not the man she once was, which comes as quite a shock to several of her boarders (one of whom turns out to be her daughter). Mary Ann and Michael set out to find the loves of their lives on a cruise to Mexico. She takes up with an amnesia victim who—as the two eventually discover—lost his memory after becoming involved with an Episcopal cannibal cult. And it looks as though Michael's future will be rosy when he meets Jon, a kind gynecologist. Mona and Brian, two of Anna's more frustrated tenants, find solace in each other at the end of this entertaining, highly dramatic saga, which takes well-aimed pokes at just about every imaginable human lifestyle and personality.