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Frances Mayes

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Tietoja tekijästä

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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Toscanan auringon alla (1996) 6,566 kappaletta, 141 arvostelua
Bella Toscana (1999) 1,870 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Vaellusvuosi (2006) 1,061 kappaletta, 28 arvostelua
Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life (2010) — Tekijä — 530 kappaletta, 15 arvostelua
In Tuscany (2000) 441 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Under the Tuscan Sun [2003 film] (2003) — Original book — 316 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Swan (2002) 298 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir (2014) 266 kappaletta, 49 arvostelua
Women in Sunlight (2018) 264 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Toimittaja — 190 kappaletta
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy (2019) 134 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home (2022) 75 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Avustaja — 779 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Travelers' Tales ITALY : True Stories (1998) — Avustaja — 115 kappaletta
A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure, and Discovery on the Road (2013) — Avustaja — 101 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel (2001) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
Best Food Writing 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Under the Tuscan Sun, Made into a Movie (helmikuu 2016)


As the novel opens we are introduced to a happy family scene with happily married parents having a dinner with their daughter and her fiancee, who are absolutely smitten with each other. Almost immediately the engagement is broken off because of unexpected information revealed to both that changes their trajectory permanently. We follow the outcome for both the prospective bride and groom, as well their friends and families, with a great deal of details about the various settings. All along, we have to wonder, "Can this engagement be saved?" I found myself being impatient with both the characters and the extensive description.… (lisätietoja)
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sleahey | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 7, 2024 |
Italy through the eyes of Frances Mayes. Meant to give this one to a family member who was headed to Italy, but missed the opportunity.
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bookczuk | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 2, 2024 |
What makes a great marriage or even a good one or a good divorce?

Dara and Austin are in love and celebrating their upcoming marriage with family and friends. Little do they suspect that something will seriously impact their relationship, throwing their worlds into chaos. With support of those who love them, will they find their way back to each other?

Both literary fiction and romance, this is a beautiful story and I loved it. With an entertaining storyline, the book explores romantic relationships and partnerships. It is well written, literate, with a cohesive plot and charming intergenerational characters. As she has done with other locales, Mayes paints a beautiful portrait of the South (US). Perhaps a bit fairy talish, I think it may take a certain level of maturity and experience to truly appreciate this read.

Thanks to @NetGalley and @RandomHouse #BallantineBooks for the DRC.
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vkmarco | 1 muu arvostelu | Jun 8, 2024 |
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.
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dvoratreis | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2024 |



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