Mrs. Twist Reads This: Women in Sunlight

I am really excited about this month’s Mrs. Twist Reads This bookclub selection – Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes.  Join us on Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m. to review the book.  We are working to Skype with Ms. Mayes if her schedule permits hence the reason for meeting an hour earlier.  I will have sandwiches (and birthday cake!) for us to enjoy before we start.

By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year.

She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? An expat herself and with her own unfinished story, she can’t help but question: will they find what they came for?

Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women—Julia, Camille, and Susan—all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. But how? With Kit’s friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten—and with drastic and unforeseeable results.

Not a member of our book club?  No problem, you can sign up anytime via our on-line meetup  Book Movement.  Membership is free and once you set up your account you will automatically receive monthly updates and reminders on what we are planning to read next.  If you don’t live in Fort Worth where we meet, but want to be a part of a reading community, we’d love to have you be a member. Click here for an invitation code unique to Mrs. Twist Reads This.  If you have any questions or are having difficulty signing up, email [email protected] and we are happy to assist you.

Happy reading!

2 thoughts on “Mrs. Twist Reads This: Women in Sunlight”

  1. Hi, Melissa. I am a member of AUMC and Laurie Ryan mentioned (while we were working at Camp Epic) your book club to me. I’d like to come to at least one meeting, and I am currently reading your monthly book. I don’t have your address or the time of the meeting next Thursday. And please tell me what to bring!

    1. Hello Rebecca! So glad you will be joining our bookclub. I emailed you the information so you should be all set. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

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