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Signing Only: Frances Mayes | Women in Sunlight

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Since publishing her classic Under the Tuscan Sun twenty years ago, Mayes has become synonymous with memoir/travelogues extolling the simple pleasures and rich culture of Italian country life. In her second novel she follows the lives of four American women who come to Tuscany ready and eager to let Italy work its magic on them. One, Kit Raine, has been struggling to write a biography of a complicated friend. She welcomes the distraction of Julia, Camille, and Susan, who have leased a house nearby. Free from their pasts, the four women discover their Italian selves, and this warm narrative of friendship is as full of unexpected late-life adventures as it is of Mayes’s captivating details of food, wine, and landscape.