Search Results: "Frances Mayes"


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BELLA TUSCANY by Frances Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1999

"Lovely, and no small consolation to anyone who's far from Tuscany. (Second serial to National Geographic Traveler; $175,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Yes, la dolce vita—but only for some. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2002 by Frances Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Dazzles with its fantastic variety."
Stellar work with a 360-degree gaze, reporting on places both exotic and familiar. Read full book review >

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UNDER MAGNOLIA by Frances Mayes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"One of those books you want to devour but realize it's more satisfying to savor for as long as possible."
A captivating memoir by Mayes (Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life, 2010, etc.) recalling life growing up in a small Southern town and how the region permeated her psyche. Read full book review >

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EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY by Frances Mayes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 2010

"Mayes the sensualist in full bloom."
Mayes (A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller, 2006, etc.) continues to gather voluptuous memories in Tuscany…and Umbria, Liguria, the Marche and beyond. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"This is Mayes in top form."
A collection of tales about searching the globe for inspiration, only to find fulfillment on the return home. Read full book review >

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SWAN by Frances Mayes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Pralines in a bed of melting homemade ice cream. Not a trace of humor."
Popular palazzo-renovator Mayes (Bella Tuscany, 1999, etc.) sets aside a bowl of perfectly sun-ripened pomodori to rest for a while, picks up her hefty, beautifully balanced penna, and has a go at a romanzo. Can't be too hard, can it? Read full book review >

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FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Disappointing."
Debut novelist Bauer pens an epistolary novel whose protagonists lead insular, self-absorbed and very dull lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 1963

"Frances pulls all the faces that ever occurred to silent screen ingenues as well as a few that they never thought of. Her last face has both eyes closed in sleep. Rhymed and illustrated with humor that will appeal to an audience that retired with reluctance before 8 P.M."
On one page a text in rhyme and facing that is the illustration of the action the rhyme describes captioned with the demand "YOU DO IT!" Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
Released: May 11, 1960

"In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular."
Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. Read full book review >