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About the Author

A native of Georgia, Frances Mayes received a B.A. from the University of Florida and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She is a creative writing professor at San Francisco State University. Mayes' memoir "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy," about buying and restoring an abandoned mostrar mais villa in Cortona, was a national best seller in 1996. It became the basis of a feature film of the same name in 2003 starring Diane Lane. In addition her travel writing, Frances Mayes is the author of six books of poetry and is a respected essayist and gourmet cook. Frances' title Under Magnolia is a 2015 New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Frances Mayes

Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life (2010) — Autor — 525 cópias
In Tuscany (2000) 438 cópias
Under the Tuscan Sun [2003 film] (2003) — Original book — 310 cópias
Swan (2002) 297 cópias
Women in Sunlight (2018) 256 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Editor — 190 cópias

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contribuinte — 774 cópias
Travelers' Tales ITALY : True Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel (2001) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Best Food Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias


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Under the Tuscan Sun em Made into a Movie (Fevereiro 2016)


Books by expats, travel and food memoirs are among my favorite books to read. I've read others by Frances Mayes, her first one about Tuscany, Under the Tuscan Sun, is one of my favorites. But I didn't like this one bit. It was little bits and pieces and didn't seem to be telling me anything. In fact, she seemed a bit full of herself, dropping Italian words and phrases here and there. I read only a few pages and then decided to give it back to the friend who had loaned it to me.
dvoratreis | outras 14 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | outras 2 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
I have enjoyed Frances Mayes's books and this was really no different--except that most of this book has been published elsewhere. And that's the kind of detail I like to know before I decide to buy a book. Now looking forward to something new by her.
fmclellan | 1 outra resenha | Jan 23, 2024 |
I was assigned this book for a cre-writ retreat, and while I enjoyed Mayes' writing style and the premise of the book, I ended up not liking her at all! I think it was probably a lack of enough personal information (it's written in 1st person, after all) that made her seem ... flippant? I do love an heiress, and I'm kinda a snob myself, but I don't want to feel that from an author.
ReluctantFeind | outras 139 resenhas | Dec 29, 2023 |



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