Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Frances Mayes wrote Under the Tuscan Sun, took us to Italy and introduced us to a new genre. Now the 20th anniversary edition is published and this is just the time to introduce a new generation to wishing on a star for a life like the one Frances Mayes made for herself. And she admits in the afterword that yes, this life is just as wonderful as she says it is. With her we laugh, dream, eat, and become one with a whole new community. Buy a new copy, this one with a new afterword from the author, and tuck it into the stocking of someone who needs it this coming winter when it’s cold and snowy. Cozying up with this one will warm someone’s soul and tummy if they are so inclined to unwrap from the blanket and fix one of the recipes.