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Title Under magnolia : a Southern memoir / Frances Mayes.
Author Mayes, Frances.
Summary "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.
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4 holds on first copy returned of 9 copies
1 copy being processed for Koelbel Biography.
1 copy being processed for Smoky Hill Biography.
1 copy being processed for Castlewood Biography.
1 copy being processed for May Biography.
1 copy being processed for Southglenn Biographies and Memoirs.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Castlewood.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at May.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Koelbel.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Smoky Hill.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Southglenn.

Copies

Location Call # Status
 Castlewood Biography  B MAYES  DUE 09-21-14
 Castlewood Biography  B MAYES  DUE 09-10-14
 Koelbel Biography  B MAYES  ON SHELF
 Smoky Hill Biography  B MAYES  ON SHELF
 Southglenn Biographies and Memoirs  B MAYES  DUE 09-17-14
 Xpress at Koelbel  B MAYES  DUE 09-11-14
 Xpress at Koelbel  B MAYES  Come to Koelbel
 Xpress at May  B MAYES  Come to May
 Xpress at Smoky Hill  B MAYES  DUE 09-05-14
Publisher New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Edition First edition.
Description xxxiii, 293 pages ; 22 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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.
ISBN 9780307885913
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