Women in Sunlight

Women in Sunlight

Large Print - 2018
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Three American women, new friends, all older single women, have taken a lease on a stone manse in Tuscany. They are escaping, reinventing, and reevaluating the fates expected of them as aging women in America. They are novices in a foreign culture, figuring out the day to day, but what they share is a gusto for life and a sturdy if indefinite determination to thrive. Released from their former lives, encouraging each other, and finding a lot of 'why not' courage, each woman becomes more than she'd dreamed she'd be.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2018]
ISBN: 9780525590040
Characteristics: 592 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Aug 21, 2018

It took several chapters till the ladies got settled in San Rocco but was a fabulous story, I am rereading the 1st chapters as they make more sense once I know the characters.

Aug 13, 2018

Three North Carolina women—Susan, Julia and Camille—meet at a retirement community orientation and become friends, taking the bold step to instead rent a house in Tuscany.

Love, loss, friendship, the risk of new experiences as one grows older are all explored in Mayes’ fine style. A little predicable, but a good summer read. Lots of food and wine enjoyed—a highlight for the foodie in me.

May 30, 2018

Sorry - just far too long to hold my interest.

Apr 30, 2018

I was so disappointed in this book! It was just so extremely boring that after several chapters, I just gave up on trying to wade through it!

Mar 17, 2018

Very rarely do I reach the end of a novel and wish it would go on for hundreds of pages. Frances Mayes, the author of Under the Tuscan Sun, captures the imagination of the reader through exquisite language and with obvious love to describe the landscape, the history, the food, the wines, the architecture and the people of Tuscany. This is the story of three American older single women, Camille, Julia and Susan. They are in the process of assessing retirement communities in the US when, on a whim, they lease a villa in Tuscany for a year and move in together. They become friends with Kit, also an American expat, who happens to be their neighbor. The four women, while getting acquainted and becoming good friends, encourage each other to make the best of what Tuscany can teach them. The year will prove to be life-changing for all of them. By the end of the book, you will be in love with Tuscany and see it through the eyes of Kit, Camille, Julia and Susan. What a joy this book is. Women in Sunlight is a treasure to be re-read more than once and savoured over and over again.

debwalker Mar 15, 2018

Reinvention in Tuscany.....good place for it.


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