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Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful Book That Bring You Up To Date on Frances Mayes Life in Italy

I loved the third book on Frances Mayes life in Italy, but had wished she had less description on the religious art in Italy and included more photographs of the town and villages she visited and lived in Tuscany. If you are a fan of her first two novels you will like t...
I loved the third book on Frances Mayes life in Italy, but had wished she had less description on the religious art in Italy and included more photographs of the town and villages she visited and lived in Tuscany. If you are a fan of her first two novels you will like this book also.

posted by DebDD on April 8, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Didn't fly through it

I loved Under the Tuscan Sun, but found this book a little hard to get through. I first found myself thinking it was a lot like some of Peter Mayle's books (which I love), in that it was about everyday life in Italy and there was not a certain cohesiveness to the book,...
I loved Under the Tuscan Sun, but found this book a little hard to get through. I first found myself thinking it was a lot like some of Peter Mayle's books (which I love), in that it was about everyday life in Italy and there was not a certain cohesiveness to the book, but rather a collection of accounts of life. There were bits of the story that I really enjoyed and some that I didn't care for, but other readers may love. For example, there is an extensive part of the book dedicated to the art of Cortona's Signorelli. I can see art aficionados loving that section, I didn't love it, but liked the religious references regarding the art. I found that thought provoking. I prefer to read about Italy's countryside (which was described in beautiful detail in the book) and the food and this book doesn't just focus on those topics (which isn't all bad!). It would be a nice book club book and I thought it would make a great book to read and discuss in a college art/religion course.

posted by Amcgraw on May 6, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2011

    Boring!

    First, I have to say I loved Frances Mayes first book, Under the Tuscan Sun. But this one was so DULL. In the first book, she was young and vulnerable and likable. Now she is many years in Italy. What is there left to say? There is nothing here but endless descriptions of flowers, paintings, food! I felt I was reading writing class exercises. I applaud her for sure milking that original house purchase for all it was worth! But don't you spend your hard earned money on this book.

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