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A Place in the World

Frances Mayes

Warwick’s, in partnership with Rakestraw Books, presents
Frances Mayes
in conversation with Kim Sunée

A Place in the World

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 9:30am PDT

A Place in the World
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On Saturday, August 27th at 9:30am PDT Warwick's, in partnership with Rakestraw Books, will host Frances Mayes as she discusses her new book, A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home, in conversation with Kim Sunée. Frances Mayes is the author of the classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a movie starring Diane Lane. Her other international bestsellers include Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, A Year in the World, and three illustrated books: In Tuscany, Bringing Tuscany Home, and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. Mayes is also the author of two novels, Swan and Women in Sunlight, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her most recent books are See You in the Piazza and Always Italy. Frances Mayes's writing has been translated into more than fifty languages.

Though Frances Mayes is known for her travels, she has always sought a sense of home wherever she goes. In this poetic testament to the power of place in our lives, Mayes reflects on the idea of home, from the earliest imprint of four walls to the startling discoveries of feeling the strange ease of homes abroad, friends' homes, and even momentary homes that spark desires for other lives. Her musings are all the more poignant after so many have spent their long pandemic months at home. From her travels across Italy - Tuscany, of course, but also Venice and Capri - to the American South, France, and Mexico, Mayes examines the connective tissue among them through the homes she's inhabited.

A Place in the World explores Mayes's passion and obsessions with houses and the things that inhabit them - old books, rich food, beloved friends, transportive art. The indelible marks each refuge has left on her and how each home influenced the next serve as the foundations of its chapters.

Written in Mayes's signature intimate style, A Place in the World captures the adventure of moving on while seeking comfort in the cornerstone closest to all of us - home.

Kim Sunée was born in South Korea, adopted, and raised in New Orleans. She is the author of the national bestseller, Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home, a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and a Book Sense Pick. Sunée’s cookbooks include A Mouthful of Stars and Everyday Korean. She has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Ladies’ Homes Journal, People, ELLE, and Glamour. She ate and lived in Europe – mostly France – for ten years before working as a food editor for Southern Living magazine and Cottage Living magazine. Her writing has appeared in Food & Wine, The Oxford American, Cooking Light, and Asian American Poetry and Writing. Sunée has appeared several times as a guest judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America and is currently a food columnist for Anchorage Daily News, and freelances as a recipe developer/tester, editor, and food stylist.

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ISBN: 9780593443330
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Published: Crown - August 23rd, 2022