If Venice is a dream state, then a new book about the city built on a lagoon is its vivid interpretation.
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I must also confess that my adoration of a figure like Mayes partly stems from my distaste for the trends and sensibilities unfolding in American Literature where minimalism, cynicism and realism reign supreme.
Many authors can move readers with their words, but Frances Mayes has the power to actually make readers move.
As in pack up and start a new life tho...
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