Under Magnolia : A Southern memoir - Frances Mayes

Under Magnolia

A Southern memoir

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The long-awaited memoir of her Southern childhood from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun.

The long-awaited memoir of her Southern childhood from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Growing up, Frances Mayes longed to leave the small town of Fitzgerald, Georgia, but now she’s been drawn back to explore her past...

Beautifully written and very intimate, this memoir evokes the Deep South in all its steamy warmth, fascinating characters, murky depths and disturbing undercurrents. With her signature style and grace, Mayes delves deeply into her roots, the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family, and Southern traditions and her connections to them. A lyrically written, searingly honest and affecting account of Mayes' rediscovery of her past.

About the Author

Frances Mayes is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was an Australian and New York Times bestseller and which became a film starring Diane Lane, was followed by Bella Tuscany. She divides her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina.