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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: 98
After such pleasures
After Such Pleasures (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780913282205
ISBN-10: 0913282200
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Arts of Fire
Arts of Fire (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780940592117
ISBN-10: 0940592118
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The arts of fire
The Arts of Fire (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780940592124
ISBN-10: 0940592126
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Bajo el Sol de Toscana
Bajo El Sol De Toscana (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788432216565
ISBN-10: 8432216569
Genres: Travel, Nonfiction
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Bella Italia
Bella Italia (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070411696
ISBN-10: 2070411699
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Bella Toscana
Bella Toscana [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432296123
ISBN-10: 8432296120
Genres: Travel, Nonfiction
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Bella Tuscany  Under the Tuscan Sun
Bella Tuscany Under the Tuscan Sun (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780767999052
ISBN-10: 0767999053
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Bella Tuscany Engagement Calender 2001
Bella Tuscany Engagement Calender 2001 (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780811827010
ISBN-10: 0811827011
Genre: Travel
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Bella Tuscany The Sweet Life in Italy
Bella Tuscany The Sweet Life in Italy
Bella Tuscany the Sweet Life in Italy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767902830
ISBN-10: 0767902831
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Travel
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 36

Bella Tuscany The Sweet Life in Italy
Bella Tuscany the Sweet Life in Italy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767902847
ISBN-10: 076790284X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Reference, Travel
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 102

Bella Tuscany The Sweet Life in Italy
Bella Tuscany the Sweet Life in Italy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767904803
ISBN-10: 076790480X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Travel
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Better than Fiction True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
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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Bringing Tuscany Home
Bringing Tuscany Home [Conran Octopus General] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840914283
ISBN-10: 1840914289
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Bringing Tuscany Home  Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy
Das Paradies heit Bramasole Eine Liebeserklrung an die Toskana
Das Paradies Heit Bramasole Eine Liebeserklrung an Die Toskana (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442451432
ISBN-10: 3442451434
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The Discovery of Poetry
The Discovery of Poetry (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780155176782
ISBN-10: 0155176781
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Discovery of Poetry A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems
The Discovery of Poetry a Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780156007627
ISBN-10: 0156007622
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life
Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life
Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767929837
ISBN-10: 0767929837
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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Ex Voto
Ex Voto (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780918786470
ISBN-10: 0918786479
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Under the Tuscan Sun 2006 Calendar [Engagement Calendars] (Other)