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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Summary

Frances Mayes
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In "Floating World," Frances and Ed arrive in Cortona shortly before her daughter, Ashley, and her boyfriend, Jess, are due to arrive to share Christmas with them at Bramasole. Frances had not met Jess before but instantly liked his openness and easy humor. In the days before Christmas, they went to Florence and walked through the outdoor market. They had agreed not to buy presents, but Ed and Jess decided they had to buy Frances a bag she had admired, nearly missing the train when they went to buy it. On Christmas Eve they went to Umbria where they hope to get a specific red wine Ed wants to have for Christmas dinner. Back at Bramasole, Frances and Ashley cook traditional treats as well as Italian dishes as Jess entertains with rock lyrics and Ed weatherproofs the windows. On Christmas morning they wake to discover it snowed...

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