A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home

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Crown Publishing Group
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Frances Mayes is the author of the classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a movie starring Diane Lane. Her other international bestsellers include Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, A Year in the World, and three illustrated books: In Tuscany, Bringing Tuscany Home, and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. Mayes is also the author of two novels, Swan and Women in Sunlight, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her most recent books are See You in the Piazza and Always Italy. Frances Mayes's writing has been translated into more than fifty languages.

"Personal, warm, and lovely . . . a charming read."--Garden & Gun

"A Place in the World is an homage of sorts to the South, where [Mayes] grew up. . . . The experience is both a homecoming and a reckoning with the past."--The Washington Post

"Sparkling . . . There are so many lovely descriptions of Mayes' houses in A Place in the World, but this is not a book about buildings . . . It's about the concept of home, that intangible thing . . . It's a whirlwind home tour and homage to friendship . . . A beautiful, thought-provoking read."--BookPage, (starred review)

"Mayes delivers a soulful meditation on 'what home means, how it hooks the past and pushes into the future' in her spellbinding latest. She examines the question through an evocative tour of her homes. . . . This rich testament to the pleasures of wanderlust and permanence is a gift."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Vivid and heartfelt . . . [Mayes'] writing is infused with this rare communal quality. A Place in the World is certainly a charming and tasteful anthology of particular spaces, but it is so much more."--Bookreporter

"Another lush account of family and place . . . The writing is characteristically intimate, as if she is sharing her thoughts and feelings with a dear friend, and she employs eloquent and detailed descriptions, creating a wonderful sense of place. A can't-miss hit for Mayes fans."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Mayes, known for her wanderlust, stops and takes into consideration a place key in people's lives. In her essays, [she] examines the concept of home and how people gravitate to the places and people that mean the most, even in a foreign landscape."--Library Journal