Search Results: "Frances Mayes"


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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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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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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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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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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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THE SCLERODERMA BOOK by M.D. Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A sound resource, both informative and practical."
A little understood disorder, scleroderma is a particularly thorny medical problem: neither cause nor cure is known, and the disease presents in multiple guises. Read full book review >

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SMALL FAVORS by James Russell Mayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Gentle, endearing, sometimes campy, appropriately crass, often wry, always funny."
Mayes's debut of interconnected short stories explores the common themes of love and sexuality with a fresh new sensitivity. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Their inventiveness and the sheer geniality of the overall concept make up for the occasional flat note in a rather overlong text. (notes, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-10)"
While the middle "giant" in the title is hyperbolic, as this is only rather longer than the average picture book, it is indeed a collection of stories about giants told by a giant (or at least, according to the flyleaf, a very tall man). Read full book review >

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DADDY CUDDLE by Kate Mayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"With its simple vocabulary and pattern, this just might keep young early risers in bed a little longer to read, but don't count on it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An enthusiastic early riser tries to get the attention of a sleepyhead daddy. Read full book review >

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DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >