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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy by [Frances Mayes]
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Critical Acclaim for Frances Mayes and Under the Tuscan Sun:

"Tuscany may have found its own bard in Frances Mayes."
--New York Times

"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

"So enchanting that an armchair traveler will find it hard to resist jumping out of the chair and following in her footsteps."
--Publishers Weekly

"Graceful . . . at once joyful and full of common sense . . . as intimate as a lover's whisper, honest and true."
--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Irresistible . . . a sensuous book for a sensuous countryside."
--Minneapolis Star-Tribune


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Amazon.com Review

Following up on her bestselling novel, Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes returns to her beloved villa in the small hill town of Cortona, Italy. Welcomed back like an old friend, she is soon puttering in the garden, and as Mayes devotees might expect, busy in the kitchen as well. As Mayes rediscovers her taste for la dolce vita, she embarks on a journey of cultural awakening and embraces a newfound romance with the Italian language and people. "I came to Italy expecting adventure," reads Mayes. "What I never anticipated is the absolute sweet joy of everyday life."

Mayes is as generous a cook as she is a writer, flavoring her story with tasty descriptions of local gustatory delights--many of which are included in a small recipe book. She also serves as narrator, and the beguiling simplicity of her voice makes listening as enjoyable as spending an afternoon with a well-traveled favorite aunt. (Running time: 9 hours, 6 cassettes) --George Laney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FBFOA0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Crown (August 5, 2003)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 5, 2003
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4380 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374 ratings

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