Frances Mayes’s new Tuscan novel is the ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ for women of a certain age

Apr 13, 2018 463

BY: Debra Bruno

In the beginning of “Women in Sunlight,” we meet three middle-aged American women. Two of them are widows; the other recently fled a bad marriage. All share a vague urge to start over. So on a whim and barely knowing each other, they move to Italy for an indefinite period.

Sound familiar? Yes, this is a version of “Eat, Pray, Love” for women of a certain age. Call it “Eat, Drink, Nap.” Readers who want sparkling details about great meals in a beautiful setting might consider this agreeable story for a long plane ride.

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