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Under the Tuscan Sun 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

Frances Mayes s new book isSee You in the Piazza New Places to Discover in Italypublished by Crown Her most recent novel isWomen in Sunlight, published by Crown and available in paperback in spring 2019 With her husband, Edward Mayes she recently publishedThe Tuscan Sun CookbookEvery Day in Tuscanyis the third volume in her bestselling Tuscany memoir series.In addition to her Tuscany memoirs,Under the Tuscan Sun andBella Tuscany , Frances Mayes is the author of the memoirsUnder Magnolia A Southern Memoir A Year in the World the illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home Swan, a novel The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers and five books of poetry She divides her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina.



10 thoughts on “Under the Tuscan Sun

  1. says:

    WARNING THIS BOOK IS THE MEANDERING INCOMPLETE THOUGHTS OF A MIDDLE AGEd WOMAN THAT EATS LIKE A ITALIAN SUMO WRESTLER AND BOUGHT A DISASTER OF A HOUSE THAT NEEDED A HUGE AMOUNT OF REPAIR THAT S ALL THERE IS TO THIS BOOK Perfect if you are practicing speed reading You could skip every other sentence and still


  2. says:

    I hear a lot of crap about how this book is silly, fluffy, boring, slow, unstructured, unserious I ve had three people now all men p tell me it s chicklit First of all, is that supposed to be an insult Second What Perhaps this all has something to do with how popular the book was and continues to be Regardless, don


  3. says:

    I didn t finish it And, frankly, that s not like me at all The book is well reviewed, and well written And yet, somehow, I just really didn t like it The author can truly write, and the topics were of great interest to me, but I felt the entire time like she was untouchable She was encased in her own experience and at no


  4. says:

    Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes When Frances Mayes Diane Lane learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend Patti, encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy During the trip, the new divorce i


  5. says:

    File under Lifestyle Porn I need to preface this by saying that had this book been anything less than a monster success, I wouldn t trash it But for the life of me, I can t understand why it s so popular What if she had written about remodeling a house in North Dakota Would that be interesting Of course not, so why are the tedious deta


  6. says:

    At 66 pages in, I m throwing in the towel.Somewhere around the age of 22 or 23, I decided I was done with library books Now, don t get me wrong, I love and appreciate libraries I became a reader because of access to wonderful libraries But, as an adult, I m OCD enough not to enjoy the concept of library books Wondering how many people read th


  7. says:

    It s not fair that some people get to live like this she said, throwing the book down on her unwashed, non authentic linoleum floor A wonderful companion that willing does chores, looks good without his shirt, never argues, likes to travel cash to buy and then renovate a villa in Tuscany where you live every summer and at Christmas and bottle your o


  8. says:

    Wanting to learn about all things Italian was the reason I picked this book I started it as an audio book But even as a listen while being a prisoner on the highway, I had to stop after the first CD Her out of touch with reality pinings about her problems encountered when buying a home in Italy who in the world can afford this in the first place grated Hea


  9. says:

    I first heard about this story when the film version was being hyped For some reason I never bothered to view it, perhaps because it appeared amidst other seemingly trite films that did not interest me However I found this copy in the used library bookstore and from the inside cover description I realized that it s subject matter greatly interested me Frances May


  10. says:

    I am surprised by how many bad reviews this book has received here on goodreads Yes, the movie version is very loosely based on this book, so don t come looking for that story here And yes, it is a memoir and not a novel And yes, Mayes is a privileged woman who has earned the ability to buy a decrepit villa in Tuscany as a second home, renovate it and furnish it So Who


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