book cover of Baby Cakes
Added by 5 of our members

Baby Cakes

(1984)
(The fourth book in the Tales of the City series)
A novel by

 
 
"An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco."
--New York Times Book Review


When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.


"Armistead is a true original. His tales are bang up-to-date. They will surprise and maybe even shock you, but, I promise, they will make you laugh."
--Ian McKellen

"Maupin has a genius for observation. His characters have the timing of vaudeville comics, flawed by human frailty and fueled by blind hop."
--Denver Post

"Armistead Maupin's San Francisco saga careens beautifully on."
-- New York Times Book Review


Genre: Literary Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Armistead Maupin's Baby Cakes

Hardback Editions

March 1984 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Baby Cakes: Continuing Tales of the City
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-06-015262-1 / 978-0-06-015262-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2007 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Babycakes: A Novel (Tales of the City)
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-06-092483-7 / 978-0-06-092483-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1986 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-552-99879-6 / 978-0-552-99879-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 1989 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Babycakes
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-06-096407-3 / 978-0-06-096407-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 1986 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Babycakes
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-552-99239-9 / 978-0-552-99239-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1984 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Babycakes
Author(s): Maupin Armistead
ISBN: 0-06-091099-2 / 978-0-06-091099-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City, Book 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2013 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City, Book 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City, Book 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City, Book 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2009 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City, Volume 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City, Volume 4
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 1993 : UK Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Babycakes
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 0-552-14019-8 / 978-0-552-14019-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1990 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Babycakes (Greening of Industry Network Series)
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 1-55994-276-2 / 978-1-55994-276-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes: Tales of the City 4 (Tales of the City Series)
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Babycakes (Tales of the City Book 4)
Author(s): Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA