A year in the World Author:Frances Mayes Those who want to find parts of themselves they didn't know exested, take risks, have an adventure... and discover another culture altogether, with its different rhythms, tastes, smells, and ways of being human--those readers will find in (Frances) Mayes a kindly, eager, tough-spirited guide. — -- Houston Chronicle — Mayes is a master at capturing... more » a solid sense of place through her lush, poetic narratives.
--- Orlando Sentinel
It's easy to understand why Mayes has become a kind of cult figure for seekers of the Good life. She not only inspires us to seize the moment, sip the wine, and smell the roses, she also makes us feel it is quite possibel to transform our lives, just as she did.
Mayes displays a gift for conveying everyday life through her writing... and presents a simpler, less frantic version of how to live one's life.
Frances Mayes is, before all else, a wonderful writer.