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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frances Mayes Narrator: Frances Mayes Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona - and her beloved house, Bramasole - just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides.

Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Julie | 5/3/2011

    " I loved her description of the Tuscan countryside. It was a very interesting book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kara | 4/22/2011

    " Too descriptive - bordered on snoozeville for me, but I know others who love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alicia | 3/28/2011

    " I think I liked this one even more than "Under the Tuscan Sun", and I didn't think that would be possible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Capergirl | 3/25/2011

    " Nice overview of different areas of Italy but I could do without the recipes and the waxing poetic on life. "

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