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Frances Mayes is an American university professor, poet, memoirist, essayist, and novelist.

Born and raised in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Mayes attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, and obtained her BA from the University of Florida. In 1975 she earned her MA from San Francisco State University, where she eventually became Professor of Creative Writing, director of The Poetry Center, and chair of the Department of Creative Writing.

Mayes has published several works of poetry: Climbing Aconcagua (1977), Sunday in Another Country (1977), After Such Pleasures (1979), The Arts of Fire (1982), Hours (1984), and Ex Voto (1995). In 1996 she published the book At Home in Italy. The book is a memoir of Mayes buying, renovating, and living in an abandoned villa in rural Cortona in Tuscany, a region of Italy. It went to Number One on the New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for over two years. In 2003 the film Under the Tuscan Sun was released. Adapted to the screen by director Audrey Wells, the movie was loosely based on Mayes's book. In 1999, Mayes followed this literary success with another international bestseller, Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy, and in 2000 with In Tuscany. Mayes's first novel, Swan, was published in 2002. With photographer Steven Rothfeld and her husband Edward Kleinshmidt, she published the phototext Bringing Tuscany Home in 2004.

Also a food-and-travel writer, Mayes is the editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2002 and the author of A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller (2006), narratives of her and her husband's travels in Greece, Turkey, Spain, Morocco and other countries.

Now writing full time, she and her poet husband divide their time between homes in Hillsborough, North Carolina and Cortona, Italy, where she serves as the artist director of the annual Tuscan Sun Festival. A new memoir "Every Day in Tuscany" was released in March, 2010.

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Total Books: 91
Better than Fiction True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
2017 - Better Than Fiction True Travel Tales From Great Fiction Writers [Lonely Planet Travel Literature] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781787012660
ISBN-10: 1787012662
Genre: Travel
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Under Magnolia A Southern Memoir
2015 - Under Magnolia a Southern Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780307885920
ISBN-10: 0307885925
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
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The Tuscan Sun Cookbook Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen
2012 - The Tuscan Sun Cookbook Recipes From Our Italian Kitchen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307885289
ISBN-10: 0307885283
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
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Todos Os Dias Na Toscana As Quatro Estacoes de Um
2012 - Todos Os Dias Na Toscana As Quatro Estacoes De Um [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788532527165
ISBN-10: 8532527167
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Under the Tuscan Sun 2012 Engagement Calendar
2011 - Under the Tuscan Sun 2012 Engagement Calendar (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811878951
ISBN-10: 0811878953
Genres: Travel, Calendars
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Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life
2011 - Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767929837
ISBN-10: 0767929837
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 2.6/5 Stars.
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Under the Tuscan Sun 2011 Engagement Calendar
2010 - Under the Tuscan Sun 2011 Engagement Calendar (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811874236
ISBN-10: 0811874230
Genre: Travel
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Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life
2010 - Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767929820
ISBN-10: 0767929829
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Greek Expectations The Adventures of Fearless Fran in the Land of the Gods
Under the Tuscan Sun 2009 Engagement Calendar
2008 - Under the Tuscan Sun 2009 Engagement Calendar (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811862813
ISBN-10: 081186281X
Genre: Travel
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Under the Tuscan Sun 2008 Engagement Calendar
2007 - Under the Tuscan Sun 2008 Engagement Calendar (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811858441
ISBN-10: 0811858448
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A Year in the World
2007 - A Year in the World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553814439
ISBN-10: 0553814435
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Under the Tuscan Sun Notecards
2007 - Under the Tuscan Sun Notecards (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811858786
ISBN-10: 0811858782
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Teen & Young Adult
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A Year in the World  Journeys of A Passionate Traveller
2007 - A Year in the World Journeys of a Passionate Traveller (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767910064
ISBN-10: 0767910060
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Shrines Images of Italian Worship
2006 - Shrines Images of Italian Worship (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385518871
ISBN-10: 0385518870
Genres: Arts & Photography, Religion & Spirituality, Travel
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Under the Tuscan Sun 2007 Engagement Calendar
2006 - Under the Tuscan Sun 2007 Engagement Calendar (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811852869
ISBN-10: 0811852865
Genres: Travel, Engineering & Transportation
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A Year in the World Journeys of A Passionate Traveler
2006 - A Year in the World Journeys of a Passionate Traveler [Random House Large Print Cloth/Paper] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780739325926
ISBN-10: 0739325922
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
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A Year in the World  Journeys of A Passionate Traveller
2006 - A Year in the World Journeys of a Passionate Traveller (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767910057
ISBN-10: 0767910052
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Under The Tuscan Sun 2006 Calendar
2005 - Under the Tuscan Sun 2006 Calendar [Engagement Calendars] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780811848275
ISBN-10: 0811848272
Genre: Calendars
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Bringing Tuscany Home
2005 - Bringing Tuscany Home [Conran Octopus General] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840914283
ISBN-10: 1840914289
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Under the Tuscan Sun
2005 - Under the Tuscan Sun [Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780739322970
ISBN-10: 0739322974
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Bella Toscana [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)