Tuscan Echoes is an articulate, superb and original extended mediation on nationality and identity.~Midwest Book ReviewSmith gives us more of Italy than himself. He paints with words rather than oils and the result is a quiet tribute to a country that author clearly regards as his spiritual home.~Smoky Mountain NewsExquisite travelogue memoir . . . notable for its richly descriptive passages about place, and its remarkable effectiveness at translating with exactitude, the sights and sounds that have haunted (the author's) dreams for year.~Boox Revbiew. . . a perfect love song to Italy.~Charleston Post and CourierAuthor Mark Gordon Smith's Italian Trilogy opened to critical acclaim in Tuscan Echoes, A Season in Italy. In Tuscan Light, he continues to explore the culture of a country which remains stable, even in the midst of tremendous social and economic change. Through his lush and evocative writing he shares stories of Italian's love of family, history, food and wine and their never ending passion for place and land. Tuscan Light, Memories of Italy is a moving and breathtaking tribute to Bella Italia, once which firmly establishes the author as one of the best travel writers of our day.