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A Year in the World by Frances Mayes
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May 10, 2010

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The author of Under the Tuscan Sun (and others)travels for a year and describes it beautifully - the food, the people, the scenery, the gardens, the history and culture. Somehow it was not as fulfilling as reading about her explorations closer to her new home in Cortona, Italy. I had more trouble relating - maybe since this year - and all the hotels, boat rentals for weeks on end, etc. - made it very clear to me that I could never afford a similar year! She was pretty hard on "regular" tourists, and it came off a bit elitist. Still, since I probably won't get to these places, it was lovely to hear about them through her beautiful writing!

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