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Under magnolia : a southern memoir / Frances Mayes.

Mayes, Frances. (Author).
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  • 19 of 20 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B MAY (Text) 37521530491010 AMPL Adult Biography Available -
Attica PL - Attica B MAYES, FRANCES (Text) 74231000107715 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 92 MAYES (Text) 79361000087237 Adult Nonfiction - Biography Available -
Butler PL - Butler 921 MAYES (Text) 73174005017064 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B MAYES (Text) 33118000163760 Adult: Biography Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL B MAY (Text) 38217000512935 Biographies Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO MAYES (Text) 32826012063897 Adult Biography Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 811.54 MAYE (Text) 39213000689954 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch B.c Mayes, Frances (Text) 78294000249836 Adult Biography Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 MAYE (Text) 39391006588832 Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307885913
  • ISBN: 0307885917
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293).
Summary, etc.: "A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies--a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel--to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances's confidant Willie Bell. Under Magnolia is a searingly honest, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, or cause us to define ourselves. With acute sensory language, Mayes relishes the sweetness of the South, the smells and tastes at her family table, the fragrance of her hometown trees, and writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home"-- Provided by publisher.
"A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mayes, Frances.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Authors, American > 21st century > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
TRAVEL / United States / South / General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.

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