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Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
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Mar 05, 2019 | ISBN 9780451497673

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“Mayes once again paints a vivid portrait of her beloved Tuscany. I defy you to read her descriptions of blackberry crostata, rotisserie chicken or semolina gnocchi without wondering what’s on your own dinner menu tonight.” — Washington Post

“Frances Mayes is back under the Tuscan sun, and the forecast for readers is bright. . . Italy isn’t the only place where the sun shines, but here it illuminates what’s truly important for these appealing characters, as they ‘va & torna,’ go and return.” — USA Today

“Mayes’s writing about Italy is the next best thing to a plane ticket.” — People Magazine

“The pleasurable descriptions of colors and tastes and various Italian tourist destinations, plus the poetry written by the writer character, the gardens planted by the gardening character, and the handmade paper made by the paper-making character, etc., are enough to keep this party going all year long.” Kirkus

“Whether in the South or in Italy, Frances Mayes takes us home to a lush, vivid landscape where all senses are engaged. Women in Sunlight, her compelling new novel, transports us emotionally as well, as we watch a cast of memorable women maneuver their lives through many transitions.  This novel is a great exploration of process: of writing, of cooking, and most importantly, of living.” — Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life 

“Frances Mayes’s novel about the feasts and friendships of four American women in the Tuscan countryside is a joy for the senses and an awakening for us all to the possibilities in our lives.  Women in Sunlight is one of those novels you’ll want to linger in, to leave open on your bedside table, to read each page again and again.” — Nancy Thayer, author of A Nantucket Wedding

“Frances Mayes has outdone herself. The writing is gorgeous, the structure grand and formidable, just like the architecture she writes about so well. I feel like I have lived in Italy. But most of all, I feel like these women—and their men, and children—are still walking around in my mind.” — Lee Smith, author of Dimestore

“The beloved Frances Mayes seems to own the Italian sun. Her first Italian-set novel is a lovely and intimate journey of friendship, loss, and hope set in the eternal beauty of Tuscan countryside. All of Ms. Mayes signature insights are here…there is healing and forgiveness that only a sojourn to Italy can provide. Che bella! Adriana Trigiani, author of Kiss Carlo

Women in Sunlight is an illuminating novel that reveals the exotic charms of Italy, this time through the fresh eyes of three American women who must learn to let go of the past so they can embrace a new culture, new relationships and a second chance at life.  Utterly delicious!” — Mary Alice Monroe, author of Beach House For Rent 

“Fans will be delighted that Mayes again puts them Under the Tuscan Sun, where American writer Kit Raine is now living….Sun and fun, food and friendship—you can’t go wrong.” — Library Journal 

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