A lyrical and evocative assortment of private tales from the #1 New York Instances bestselling writer of Underneath the Tuscan Solar, through which the queen of wanderlust displays on the comforts of residence.“A soulful meditation on ‘what residence means, the way it hooks the previous and pushes into the longer term’ . . . spellbinding.”—Publishers Weekly (starred overview)Although Frances Mayes is thought for her travels, she has at all times sought a way of residence wherever she goes. On this poetic testomony to the ability of place in our lives, Mayes displays on the concept of residence, from the earliest imprint of 4 partitions to the startling discoveries of feeling the unusual ease of properties overseas, pals’ properties, and even momentary properties that spark wishes for different lives. Her musings are all of the extra poignant after so many have spent their lengthy pandemic months at residence. From her travels throughout Italy—Tuscany, in fact, but additionally Venice and Capri—to the American South, France, and Mexico, Mayes examines the connective tissue amongst them by the properties she’s inhabited.A Place within the World explores Mayes’s ardour and obsessions with homes and the issues that inhabit them—previous books, wealthy meals, beloved pals, transportive artwork. The indelible marks every refuge has left on her and the way every residence influenced the following function the foundations of its chapters.Written in Mayes’s signature intimate model, A Place within the World captures the journey of shifting on whereas searching for consolation within the cornerstone closest to all of us—residence.
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