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Frances Mayes


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Frances Mayes is the author of the international bestsellers UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN and BELLA TUSCANY. (UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN will also be a Disney movie - filming begins in 2002.) She has published five books of poetry and writes for various publications, including National Geographic Traveler and the New York Times. Formerly Professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, the author now devotes herself to writing. She and her husband continue to divide their time between California and Cortona, Italy.

Genres: General Fiction
 
Novels
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   Sunday in Another Country (poems) (1977)
   January 6, Quarter of Four (poems) (1978)
   After Such Pleasures (poems) (1979)
   Arts of Fire (poems) (1982)
   Gold Over Blue (poems) (1984)
   Hours (poems) (1984)
   Ex Voto (poems) (1995)
   The Book of Summer (poems) (1995)
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The Night Portrait (2020)
Laura Morelli
"In a brilliantly written narrative that deftly cuts back and forth between the 15th and the 20th centuries, Morelli brings to vivid life the attempts by a German art restorer and an American soldier to rescue works of art from the destruction of war. This is a compelling story of two heroic people, of the young Cecelia who posed for Da Vinci, the artist, and the times they lived in. I am left with an affirmation of the crucial importance of art to a culture and the power of individual action."

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