Salivate. One of the reasons for reading memoirs is to acquire a taste for the life of another person, and reflect on the similarities and differences to our own life. From her first memoir, Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes gave readers a glimpse of restoring an old house in Italy. Twenty years later the house, Bramasole, still needs work, and in her new memoir, Every Day in Tuscany, Mayes lets readers join her life at home and in travels around Italy. I found my mouth watering at the descriptions of food and meals, and I read with enthusiasm the recipes she includes on these pages. The book shines with finely written description of a lifestyle: the people, the meals, the places, and the flow of the seasons of the year. I could almost smell and taste as I turned these pages. Any reader who enjoys relaxed meandering will find pleasure reading this memoir.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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