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A Place in the World: Finding the Meaning of Home
Written by:
Frances Mayes 
Read by:
Cassandra Campbell 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
7 hours 59 minutes 
January 01 2023 
Available Date:
January 01 2023 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Lifestyle - Travel; Travel Guides; Travel Writing 
Bolinda audio 
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GBP£ 19.98
GBP£ 19.98

New York Times bestseller
New York Times bestselling author

A lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from the New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home.

Though Frances Mayes is known for her wanderlust, 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. 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 for 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.

'A soulful meditation on what home means, how it hooks the past and pushes into the future ... spellbinding.'
Publishers Weekly

'The writing is characteristically intimate, as if she is sharing her thoughts and feelings with a dear friend, and she employs eloquent and detailed descriptions, creating a wonderful sense of place. A can’t-miss hit for Mayes fans.'
Kirkus Reviews

'A Place in the World is an homage of sorts to the South, where [Mayes] grew up ... The experience is both a homecoming and a reckoning with the past.'
The Washington Post

'It’s a whirlwind home tour and homage to friendship ... A beautiful, thought-provoking read.'