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A native of Georgia, Frances Mayes received a B.A. from the University of Florida and an M.A. from San Francisco State University. She is a creative writing professor at San Francisco State University. Mayes' memoir "Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy," about buying and restoring an abandoned villa in Cortona, was a national best seller in 1996. It became the basis of a feature film of the same name in 2003 starring Diane Lane. In addition her travel writing, Frances Mayes is the author of six books of poetry and is a respected essayist and gourmet cook. Frances' title Under Magnolia is a 2015 New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy 5,946 copies, 132 reviews
Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life (Author) 468 copies, 14 reviews
In Tuscany 397 copies, 3 reviews
Swan 271 copies, 6 reviews
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir 248 copies, 50 reviews
Under the Tuscan Sun [2003 film] (Original book) 240 copies
Women in Sunlight 209 copies, 9 reviews
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