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The Resource Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes

Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes

Label
Under magnolia : a southern memoir
Title
Under magnolia
Title remainder
a southern memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frances Mayes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies--a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel--to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances's confidant Willie Bell. Under Magnolia is a searingly honest, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, or cause us to define ourselves. With acute sensory language, Mayes relishes the sweetness of the South, the smells and tastes at her family table, the fragrance of her hometown trees, and writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home"--
  • "A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayes, Frances
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A956
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayes, Frances
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Fitzgerald (Ga.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRAVEL
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes
Link
9780307885913.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A grape leaf from Faulkner's arbor -- Looking toward home -- Be my lights -- Under magnolia. A silver globe in the garden ; Talking back ; Coloring ; Islands in summer ; Watering ; Namesake ; Riddles and tricks ; Whatever was hidden ; Frankye: a white tucked-chiffon crystal-beaded dress ; Ten thousand rules to live by ; The walking rain ; To Florida ; The last wedding -- Coda: Life along the Eno
Control code
ocn852457476
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780307885913
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852457476
Label
Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes
Link
9780307885913.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: A grape leaf from Faulkner's arbor -- Looking toward home -- Be my lights -- Under magnolia. A silver globe in the garden ; Talking back ; Coloring ; Islands in summer ; Watering ; Namesake ; Riddles and tricks ; Whatever was hidden ; Frankye: a white tucked-chiffon crystal-beaded dress ; Ten thousand rules to live by ; The walking rain ; To Florida ; The last wedding -- Coda: Life along the Eno
Control code
ocn852457476
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780307885913
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013042448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)852457476

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