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Frances Mayes


Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes is the author of the classic UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a movie starring Diane Lane. Her other international bestsellers include BELLA TUSCANY, EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY, A YEAR IN THE WORLD and three illustrated books: IN TUSCANY, BRINGING TUSCANY HOME and THE TUSCAN SUN COOKBOOK. Mayes is also the author of two novels, SWAN and WOMEN IN SUNLIGHT, six books of poetry, and THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. Frances Mayes’ writing has been translated into more than 50 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.