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Frances Mayes

Forfatter af Et hus i Toscana

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Værker af Frances Mayes

Et hus i Toscana (1996) 6,482 eksemplarer
Bella Toscana : det søde liv i Italien (1999) 1,844 eksemplarer
Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life (2010) — Forfatter — 521 eksemplarer
In Tuscany (2000) 432 eksemplarer
Under the Tuscan Sun [2003 film] (2003) — Original book — 301 eksemplarer
Swan (2002) 292 eksemplarer
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir (2014) 265 eksemplarer
Women in Sunlight (2018) 246 eksemplarer
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Redaktør — 190 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Bidragyder — 765 eksemplarer
Travelers' Tales ITALY : True Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Her Fork in the Road: Women Celebrate Food and Travel (2001) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
Best Food Writing 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer

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BooksInMirror | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
I have enjoyed Frances Mayes's books and this was really no different--except that most of this book has been published elsewhere. And that's the kind of detail I like to know before I decide to buy a book. Now looking forward to something new by her.
 
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fmclellan | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 23, 2024 |
I was assigned this book for a cre-writ retreat, and while I enjoyed Mayes' writing style and the premise of the book, I ended up not liking her at all! I think it was probably a lack of enough personal information (it's written in 1st person, after all) that made her seem ... flippant? I do love an heiress, and I'm kinda a snob myself, but I don't want to feel that from an author.
 
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ReluctantFeind | 140 andre anmeldelser | Dec 29, 2023 |
Not a fan of this one, so it's not becoming a part of my library! While I was a fan of Mayes, I found her 'me, me, me' style in 'A Year in the World' tiresome and leaving a lot to be desired. Yes, she provides a lot of details about her destinations. Yes, her style is still eloquent and readable. But her rather frequent whining about relatively minor or to-be-expected details of their accommodations, surroundings, etc. is tiresome and smacks of entitlement. Which she is free to express but certainly detracts from the book!… (mere)
 
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Værker
34
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6
Medlemmer
12,531
Popularitet
#1,870
Vurdering
½ 3.5
Anmeldelser
282
ISBN
262
Sprog
15
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