A Year in the World
Frances Mayes is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN - which was a New York Times bestseller for two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane - was followed by BELLA TUSCANY and two illustrated books, IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME. Mayes is also the author of the novel SWAN, six books of poetry, and THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. She divides her time between her homes in Cortona and San Francisco.