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A Place in the World

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A Place in the World by Frances Mayes
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Aug 23, 2022 | ISBN 9780593443330

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Praise for A Place in the World

“Mayes delivers a soulful meditation on ‘what home means, how it hooks the past and pushes into the future’ in her spellbinding latest. She examines the question through an evocative tour of her homes. . . . This rich testament to the pleasures of wanderlust and permanence is a gift.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Another lush account of family and place . . . The writing is characteristically intimate, as if she is sharing her thoughts and feelings with a dear friend, and she employs eloquent and detailed descriptions, creating a wonderful sense of place. A can’t-miss hit for Mayes fans.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Praise for Frances Mayes

“Tuscany may have found its own bard in Frances Mayes.”The New York Times

“Those who want to find parts of themselves they didn’t know existed, take risks, have an adventure . . . and discover another culture altogether, with its different rhythms, tastes, smells, and ways of being human—those readers will find in Mayes a kindly, eager, tough-spirited guide.”Houston Chronicle

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

“Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer. . . . She never loses sight of the fact that millenniums-old Tuscany, with its immemorial customs and folkways, is not to be domesticated or made familiar. Her Italy remains intransigently foreign, exotic, a continuing revelation of strangeness and unexpected beauties.”Chicago Tribune

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