Skip to main content

Frances Mayes

Biography

Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years, and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane, was followed by BELLA TUSCANY and two illustrated books, IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME. Mayes is also the author of the novel SWAN, six books of poetry, and THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Frances Mayes

Books by Frances Mayes

by Frances Mayes - Essays, Nonfiction, Travel

A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely places, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. You’ll love going along for the ride as Mayes travels from her home base of Tuscany to Spain and Portugal, Frances, the British Isles, and the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the south of Italy, and North Africa. We hope this discussion guide will bring you further discoveries about A Year in the World and about yourself and your travels.

by Frances Mayes

Bella Tuscany is Frances Mayes's passionate and lyrical account of her ongoing love affair with Italy that she began in her #1 bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with the local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartaches of her villa's ongoing restoration.