2023 book club

february book

Under The Tuscan Sun: at Home in Italy by Frances Mayes

travel literature · memoir · biography | 200-300 pages

Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when she began restoring an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. There were unexpected treasures at every turn: faded frescos beneath the whitewash in her dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles in the garden, and, in the nearby hill towns, vibrant markets and delightful people. In Under the Tuscan Sun, she brings the lyrical voice of a poet, the eye of a seasoned traveler, and the discerning palate of a cook and food writer to invite readers to explore the pleasures of Italian life and to feast at her table.


next club meeting date: February 24 @ 7:30pm

further reading: "Under the Crushing Weight of the Tuscan Sun" by Jason Wilson (New Yorker)

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