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Publisher Comments:

<P>Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 <I>New York Times</I> bestseller <I>Under the Tuscan Sun</I> made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy.</P><P>A companion volume to <I>Under the Tuscan Sun</I>, <I>Bella Tuscany</I> is Frances Mayes's passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives her lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, <I>Bella Tuscany</I> is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.</P><HR><P>"Tuscany may have found its own bard in Frances Mayes."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>NEW YORK TIMES</I></P><P>"This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house, and always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it's so delicious, read it first yourself."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>USA TODAY</I></P><P>"So enchanting that an armchair traveler will find it hard to resist jumping out of the chair and following in her footsteps."<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<I>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</I></P><P>"Graceful... at once joyful and full of common sense... as intimate as a lover's whisper

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"A love letter to Italy written in precise and passionate language of near poetic density....A book to treasure, as the author so clearly treasures the life she engraves on our hearts." Susan Jacoby, Newsday

Review:

"Fall in love again with the charming people and countryside of Cortona in this evocative follow-up to Under the Tuscan Sun." People

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"Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer....She never loses sight of the fact that millenniums-old Tuscany, with its immemorial customs and folkways, is not to be domesticated or made familiar. Her Italy remains intransigently foreign, exotic, a continuing revelation of strangeness and unexpected beauties." Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

Continuing Mayes's account of her enchanting, ever-evolving life in Italy, Bella Tuscany presents the author truly at home as she invites readers back to savor more friendship, festivity, and food. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany celebrates life's seasons of renewed possibility.

Synopsis:

A lovely sequel to the best-selling Under the Tuscan Sun returns to the idyllic Italian countryside as the author settles into her new life, offering authentic Tuscan recipes and intimately portraying the local people and the environment. Reprint.

Synopsis:

Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy.

A companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany is Frances Mayes's passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives her lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life.Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.

About the Author

Frances Mayes is author of Under the Tuscan Sun, an Italian memoir; The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers; and five books of poetry, most recently Ex Voto. A frequent contributor to food and travel publications, she divides her time between Cortona, Italy, and San Francisco, where she is Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. She is currently at work on a novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767916301
Subtitle:
The Sweet Life in Italy
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Mayes, Frances
Author:
Frances Mayes
Author:
<b>The Discovery of Poetry</b>, a text for readers
Author:
of <b>Under the Tuscan Sun</b>, an Italian memoir
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Travel-Europe - Italy
Subject:
Travel : Europe - Italy
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Tuscany
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Travel, Italy
Subject:
Travel Writing-Europe
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Italy
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Italian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000404
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Travel » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 304 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767916301 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A love letter to Italy written in precise and passionate language of near poetic density....A book to treasure, as the author so clearly treasures the life she engraves on our hearts."
"Review" by , "Fall in love again with the charming people and countryside of Cortona in this evocative follow-up to Under the Tuscan Sun."
"Review" by , "Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer....She never loses sight of the fact that millenniums-old Tuscany, with its immemorial customs and folkways, is not to be domesticated or made familiar. Her Italy remains intransigently foreign, exotic, a continuing revelation of strangeness and unexpected beauties."
"Synopsis" by , Continuing Mayes's account of her enchanting, ever-evolving life in Italy, Bella Tuscany presents the author truly at home as she invites readers back to savor more friendship, festivity, and food. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany celebrates life's seasons of renewed possibility.
"Synopsis" by , A lovely sequel to the best-selling Under the Tuscan Sun returns to the idyllic Italian countryside as the author settles into her new life, offering authentic Tuscan recipes and intimately portraying the local people and the environment. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy.

A companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany is Frances Mayes's passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives her lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life.Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy.

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