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Under the Tuscan Sun

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes

Pietros Maneos | Posted 08.28.2014 | Books
Pietros Maneos

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.

Popcorn Preview: About Time

Leslie Sisman | Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: About Time (2013) Cast includes: Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Bill Nighy (...

FACE IT: We Can Turn Off the Noise

Michele Willens | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

At home, I would be ordering takeout. Here, I have made creative pasta combinations every night. Here, I am honestly looking around and listening -- to the natural sounds of the birds and right now, to the classical music pouring out of my neighbor's house down the road.

5 Tips For Renting A Villa In Italy

Kathy McCabe | Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

Renting a villa in Italy allows us to live like Italians -- if only for a week or two.

Divorce On Page And Screen: 13 NY Times Bestselling Split Stories-Turned-Films

Posted 12.12.2011 | Divorce

From Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, "The Scarlet Letter," to Elizabeth Gilbert's more contemporary, "Eat, Pray, Love," marital turmoil, divorce,...

From Accidental Tourist to Purposeful Resident, Impromptu Moves Abroad

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

If one is to believe what one reads in books and sees in films, moving abroad is often the product of one or more happy accidents -- from blissful temp-to-perm holidays to inherited properties. My own history of travel supports this theory.

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CNN | A. Pawlowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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...