A young woman decides to leave her home in Ohio for San Francisco. Mostly, this story is a conversation between the girl and her mother but it still easily stood alone as a full story. This very short piece that serves as the first vignette if you will of the larger work "Tales of the City" is rich in details and I immediately found myself reading beyond the first story and into the second, the third, the fourth, and so on. I'm hooked on Maupin's style of writing. I could not be happier with today's story selection.