Friday, August 27, 2010

SWAN: GIVEAWAY

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SWAN

BY FRANCES MAYES

ABOUT THE BOOK:

By the #1 bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and In Tuscany, Swan is a haunting novel set in the deep South -- a resonant tale of long-buried family secrets and mysteries brought suddenly to light.

In her celebrated memoirs of life in Tuscany, Frances Mayes writes masterfully about people in a powerful and shaping place. In Swan, her first novel, she has created an equally intimate world, rich with striking characters and intriguing twists of fate, that hearkens back to her southern roots. The Masons are a prominent but now fragmented family who have lived for generations in Swan, an edenic, hidebound small town in Georgia. As Swan opens, a bizarre crime pulls Ginger Mason home from her life as an archeologist in Italy: The body of her mother, Catherine, a suicide nineteen years before, has been mysteriously exhumed. Reunited on new terms with her troubled, isolated brother J.J., who has never ventured far from Swan, the Mason children grapple with the profound effects of their mother's life and death on their own lives. When a new explanation for Catherine’s death emerges, and other closely guarded family secrets rise to the surface as well, Ginger and J.J. are confronted with startling truths about their family, a particular ordeal in a family and a town that wants to keep the past buried.

Beautifully evoking the rhythms and idiosyncrasies of the deep South while telling an utterly compelling story of the complexity of family ties, Swan marks the remarkable fiction debut of one of America’s best-loved writers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


FRANCES MAYES is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun–which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane. It was followed by Bella Tuscany and two illustrated books, In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home. She is also the author of the novel, Swan, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.


GIVEAWAY

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88 comments:

debbie said...

I would like to read under the tuscan sun. I know a movie was made about, and I always wanted to read it.
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Steve Capell said...

Family secrets and a mystery sounds like a perfect combination for a great book. I haven't read this book or the two previous books in this series Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany. I wonder if one should read these in order? BTW the recipe on her web site Pollo al Mattone (Chicken Under a Brick) sounds delicious. GREAT reveiw!

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Mary said...

I liked the photos on her website from the celebration at Fratta - all the foods and the people!

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Colleen Turner said...

This book sounds SO good! I went to the author's website and learned that they are celebrating the 20th anniversary of owning Bramasole. Cannot believe it has been that long!
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grannyvon said...

How an author can get from Swan, GA and supense to romances set in Tuscany and poetery books, I don't know. Being from south Alabama, I always like to read the books about the 'Deep South.'I would love to win this one. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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amandawk said...

I would like to read Under the Tuscan Sun.
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holdenj said...

Well, since she splits her time between Italy and North Carolina, it kind of explains her southern setting! I've never read Under the Tuscan Sun, but would like to!
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Tore said...

I would like to read under the Tucan Sun. This sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Anonymous said...

It is no wonder why the author is celebrating 20 years at Bramasol with all the beautiful scenery, wine, food, and festivals. It seems that she lives an idyllic life.


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traveler said...

I would enjoy this book. Her website is fascinating. I have read Under The Tuscan Sun. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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petite said...

This interesting book is different from her others set in Italy. Her adventure in Italy sounds wonderful. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I'd like to read Bella Tuscany

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gcpeach17 said...

Swan is definately my kind of book! I love the southern setting and family secrets! I am entrigued to think about moving from the States to Italy 20 years ago! And, I wish I lived in Georgia since she is speaking tomorrow, the 28th, there. I have to read the book about her life there! I saw the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun.
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Benita said...

Frances Mayes is the author of a travel memoir, A Year in the World. I'd love to read it.

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Amy said...

Frances Mayes seems to be a very interesting woman! She has a wonderful website where I discovered she has written quite a bit of poetry. She writes a variety of different genres: fiction, memoir, travel books, photo books and poetry because she said she's entertaining herself when writing! I want to read her travel memoir, "A Year in the World" because it gave Frances Mayes the chance to stay in all of the places she's dreamed of living. I am sure it's a wonderful book.

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Linda Henderson said...

I'm not familiar with this author but after visiting her website I'd like to read A year in the World:Journeys of a Passionate Traveller. I had no idea she had written Under The Tuscan Sun.

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Ruthie said...

I have read both books & of course seen the movie. I love her writing.
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bison61 said...

I have not read a book by this author, Bella Tuscany sounds like a good read

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I read that she doesn't like to stick with one single genre. Her A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller sounds interesting.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Did not realize how many of her books I'd read. The Puppet was my favorite.


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Jaime said...

Love her books, would love to read Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life
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Pamela Keener said...

I love that she has recipes on her website. I love finding new recipes.
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Bethie said...

I have read Under the Tuscan Sun and loved it. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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Love her travel related entries on her site. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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I love that she also has recipes, and would love to try Il Falconiere Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce.

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lag123 said...

I read Under the Tusca Sun. (Haven't seen the movie) Ms. Mayes made me feel as if I were right there with her. Tuscany is now on my bucket list.

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Nancye said...

I have not read any of Ms. Mayes books yet. I would like to read "In Tuscany".

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