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Under the Tuscan Sun


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ISBN13: 9780767916066
ISBN10: 0767916069
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Now in paperback, the #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller that is an enchanting and lyrical look at the life, the traditions, and the cuisine of Tuscany, in the spirit of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when she began restoring an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. There were unexpected treasures at every turn: faded frescos beneath the whitewash in her dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles in the garden, and, in the nearby hill towns, vibrant markets and delightful people. In Under the Tuscan Sun, she brings the lyrical voice of a poet, the eye of a seasoned traveler, and the discerning palate of a cook and food writer to invite readers to explore the pleasures of Italian life and to feast at her table.

About the Author

Frances Mayes lives in Cortona, Italy and San Francisco, where she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.  A widely published poet as well as a prolific food and travel writer, she has written for the New York Times, House Beautiful, and Food and Wine.

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Gold Gato, September 5, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
"...for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life."

I read the whole book from cover-to-cover on a plane trip. Maybe it was the writing, maybe it was the locale, maybe it was because I was leaving sun and flying into snow, but I really enjoyed this book. Frances Mayes had me turning pages to discover the results of her house renovations, her travels in Tuscany, and her recipes.

In a way, Francis Mayes gave me permission to change a life...and warmed me to the marrow ever since.

Book Season = Summer (lemon cake, tangerine sorbet)

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At Home in Italy
Mayes, Frances
New York
Cookery, italian
Europe - Italy
Essays & Travelogues
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8 x 5.28 x .7 in .55 lb

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