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Under the Tuscan Sun

By Frances Mayes
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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved memoir of self-discovery set against the spectacular Tuscan countryside that inspired the major motion picture starring Diane Lane—now in a twentieth-anniversary edition featuring a new afterword
“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.”—USA Today

For more Frances Mayes, including a tour of her now iconic Cortona home, Bramasole, watch PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special!
More than twenty years ago, Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned Tuscan villa called Bramasole. Under the Tuscan Sun inspired generations to embark on their own journeys—whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savoring one of the book’s dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes’s signature evocative, sensory language. Now with a new afterword from Frances Mayes, the twentieth-anniversary edition of Under the Tuscan Sun revisits the book’s most popular characters.

89 Reviews

“I read this book right after traveling in Tuscany, so it was fun to hear about things I had just experienced. I enjoyed having recipes for foods I had just tasted and hearing about her renovation of her farmhouse (I had just stayed in one). With that said, I also alternated between being a little irritated with how easily she could just pay off I these expenses and...yes, take off her summer and winter vacations as a teacher. I'm sure it was more difficult than it actually sounded, but the book didn't express any of that balance, which I would have appreciated. Since I alternated between genuine enjoyment (it can be a peaceful meander to read) and irritation, I'm giving it a 3. Bottom Line: If you love Italy, home restoration, or hearing about plotless travel adventures, you may enjoy this book. If you're going through any kind of financial hardship, I'd skip it. If you like plots, skip it.”
“Excelent book, perfectly written and in my case this book tought me a huge lesson. Maybe because by the time I was reading it I was just recovering from some bad times but I really like it.”

About Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes is the author of the now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane. Other international bestsellers include Bella Tuscany, Everyday in Tuscany, A Year in the World, and three illustrated books: In Tuscany, Bringing Tuscany Home, and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. She is also the author of two novels, Swan and Women in Sunlight. She has written six books of poetry and The Discovery of Poetry. The most recent books are See You in the Piazza and Always Italy. Her books have been translated into more than fifty languages.

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