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The Resource Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes

Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes

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Under magnolia : a southern memoir
Title
Under magnolia
Title remainder
a southern memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frances Mayes
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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. From the Hardcover edition
Summary
The best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun shares the story of her youth in the American South and her decision to return to the places that shaped her early ideals, a journey marked by her regional travels and growing appreciation for Southern writers
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10300476
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
811.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A956
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
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a Southern memoir
Label
Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes
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http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0509C401-6F9C-4F99-9CEB-F2F5FCF3D45C
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn869377782
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781306530941
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00154492
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 584345
  • 0509C401-6F9C-4F99-9CEB-F2F5FCF3D45C
Label
Under magnolia : a southern memoir, Frances Mayes
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0509C401-6F9C-4F99-9CEB-F2F5FCF3D45C
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn869377782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306530941
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00154492
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 584345
  • 0509C401-6F9C-4F99-9CEB-F2F5FCF3D45C

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