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Book Discussion Group

Please join our next discussion on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Please join the group to discuss Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes at the Tenney Memorial Library at 7:00 on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Please bring a mask to wear inside the library.

“Mayes once again paints a vivid portrait of her beloved Tuscany. I defy you to read her descriptions of blackberry crostata, rotisserie chicken or semolina gnocchi without wondering what’s on your own dinner menu tonight.” — Washington Post
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“Frances Mayes is back under the Tuscan sun, and the forecast for readers is bright. . . Italy isn’t the only place where the sun shines, but here it illuminates what’s truly important for these appealing characters, as they ‘va & torna,’ go and return.” — USA Today

“Mayes’s writing about Italy is the next best thing to a plane ticket.” — People Magazine

“The pleasurable descriptions of colors and tastes and various Italian tourist destinations, plus the poetry written by the writer character, the gardens planted by the gardening character, and the handmade paper made by the paper-making character, etc., are enough to keep this party going all year long.” — Kirkus

“Whether in the South or in Italy, Frances Mayes takes us home to a lush, vivid landscape where all senses are engaged. Women in Sunlight, her compelling new novel, transports us emotionally as well, as we watch a cast of memorable women maneuver their lives through many transitions.  This novel is a great exploration of process: of writing, of cooking, and most importantly, of living.” — Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life 

Copies of the book are available through interlibrary loan from the library.  We look forward to having you join us!

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