An Afternoon with Frances Mayes

Frances Mayes, bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, will return to Bookmarks to present her new book, A Place in the World. 

 

This event is limited capacity. General admission entry tickets are $5 per person and available on Eventbrite. You can purchase an entry ticket plus a copy of the book on Eventbrite as well, or you can order copies of any of Frances' books below to have signed. Tickets include admission to the book talk with Frances plus a wine tasting with Raffaldini Vineyards.

Though Frances Mayes is known for her travels, she has always sought a sense of home wherever she goes. In this poetic testament to the power of place in our lives, Mayes reflects on the idea of home, from the earliest imprint of four walls to the startling discoveries of feeling the strange ease of homes abroad, friends’ homes, and even momentary homes that spark desires for other lives. Her musings are all the more poignant after so many have spent their long pandemic months at home. From her travels across Italy—Tuscany, of course, but also Venice and Capri—to the American South, France, and Mexico, Mayes examines the connective tissue among them through the homes she’s inhabited.
 
A Place in the World explores Mayes’s passion and obsessions with houses and the things that inhabit them—old books, rich food, beloved friends, transportive art. The indelible marks each refuge has left on her and how each home influenced the next serve as the foundations of its chapters.

Written in Mayes’s signature intimate style, A Place in the World captures the adventure of moving on while seeking comfort in the cornerstone closest to all of us—home.

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Event date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
634 W 4th Street
#110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593443330
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - August 23rd, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home.


Frances Mayes Always Italy By Frances Mayes, Ondine Cohane Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781426220913
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic - March 31st, 2020

The world's favorite expert on la dolce vita (Under the Tuscan Sun author) guides readers through Italy's iconic regions, replete with lavish National Geographic images.


Women in Sunlight: A Novel By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451497673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - March 5th, 2019

The story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year, from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun.
 
Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special!


See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780451497703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - March 10th, 2020

The bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine.
 
Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special!


Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780767900386
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - September 2nd, 1997

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved memoir of self-discovery set against the spectacular Tuscan countryside that inspired the major motion picture starring Diane Lane—now in a twentieth-anniversary edition featuring a new afterword
 


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