Thursday, July 5, 2007
This is the first in at least six books about the residents of 28 Barbary Land, a boarding house in San Francisco. This book is set in the 70s and the series follows the various characters through the next few decades. The books are a series of short pieces that alternate between the stories of the landlady Mrs. Madrigal, the wide eyed newcomer Mary Ann Singleton, openly gay and proud Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, among others. This is not deep literature, but the books are a bit soap opera like and are a fun quick read.