Under the Tuscan Sun
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Under the Tuscan Sun

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A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA

Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.

Title:Under the Tuscan Sun
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0767900383
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Under the Tuscan Sun Reviews

  • Ali
    Jan 10, 2008

    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 ...

  • SJ
    Nov 22, 2007

    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 wer...

  • Tara
    Mar 02, 2010

    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 a...

  • Leftbanker
    Sep 29, 2007

    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 see why it's so popular. What if she had wrote about r...

  • Amanda
    Apr 18, 2013

    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 bec...

  • Laura C.
    Aug 11, 2009

    “ 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, look...

  • Deb
    Dec 02, 2011

    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...

  • Connie
    Aug 18, 2016

    Frances Mayes bought a neglected villa in the Tuscan town of Cortona. The house was called "Bramasole", meaning "yearning for the sun", and the sunshine and warmth of Italy comes shining through Mayes...

  • Heather Vance
    Mar 20, 2008

    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 ...

  • Samantha
    Jan 10, 2008

    While i thoroughly enjoyed the book, i WILL say that its not what i expected since i had seen and enjoyed the movie first. most of the story is completely different than the movie.....but what bothere...