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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
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 2.8/5 Stars.
 8

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.
 35

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 3.2/5 Stars.
 18

Swan
2003 - Swan (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780767902861
ISBN-10: 0767902866
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 22

Under the Tuscan Sun At Home in Italy
2003 - Under the Tuscan Sun at Home in Italy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767916066
ISBN-10: 0767916069
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Travel
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 197

Bella Tuscany The Sweet Life in Italy
2000 - 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
1999 - 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.
 8

Bella Tuscany The Sweet Life in Italy
1999 - 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

Under the Tuscan Sun At Home in Italy
1998 - Under the Tuscan Sun at Home in Italy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767902809
ISBN-10: 0767902807
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Travel
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 13

Under the Tuscan Sun At Home in Italy
1997 - Under the Tuscan Sun at Home in Italy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780767900386
ISBN-10: 0767900383
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Travel
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 489

Swan
Swan (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780767913935
ISBN-10: 0767913930
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Year in the World
A Year in the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780739469354
ISBN-10: 0739469355
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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