IN-PERSON: Frances Mayes presents A PLACE IN THE WORLD

 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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Flyleaf will offer seating for up to 75 in-person guests, with priority access given to folks who purchase the book. Masks recommended.


A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home.

While 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 "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, to 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 left on her and how each home influenced the next are the foundations of each chapter.

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.


Frances Mayes is the author of the now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane. Other international bestsellers include: Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, A Year in the World. She is also the author of two novels, Swan and Women in Sunlight, three illustrated books, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her books have been translated into over fifty languages. Her most recent books are See You in the Piazza and Always Italy. Instagram: @francesemayes

Event date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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

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

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

Women in Sunlight: A Novel By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780451497673
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Published: Crown - March 5th, 2019

Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767900386
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Published: Crown - September 2nd, 1997

Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy By Frances Mayes Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767902847
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - April 4th, 2000