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Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life

Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life by Frances Mayes 0767929837 9780767929837
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In this sequel to herNew York TimesbestsellersUnder the Tuscan SunandBella Tuscany, the celebrated bard of Tuscany (New York Times) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscanys people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle. Frances Mayes offers her readers a deeply personal memoir of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced sinceUnder the Tuscan SunandBella Tuscanyappeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless beauty and vivid pleasures of Italian life. Among the themes Mayes explores are how her experience of Tuscany dramatically expanded when she renovated and became a part-time resident of a 13th century house with a stone roofin the mountains above Cortona, how life in the mountains introduced her to a wilder side of Tuscany--and with it a lively engagement with Tuscanys mountain people. Throughout, she reveals the concrete joys of life in her adopted hill town, with particular attention tolife in the piazza, the art of Luca Signorelli (Renaissance painter from Cortona), and the pastoral pleasures of feasting from her garden.Moving always toward a deeper engagement, Mayes writes of Tuscan icons thathave become for her storehouses of memory, of crucible moments from which bigger ideas emerged,andof the writing life she has enjoyed in the room whereUnder the Tuscan Sunbegan. With more on the pleasures of life atBramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day and favorite recipes,Every Day in Tuscanyis a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.

Author: Frances Mayes

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Crown

Publication Date: 2011-03-08

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