Francesca Mari has written for The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Believer, and other publications.
The Daily Pic: Piero della Francesca created his worlds from scratch.
She dispatched unseeded Italian Francesca Schiavone, winner of the 2010 French Open, in just an hour, 6–0, 6–1.
Over the weekend, the 76-year-old former cruise-ship crooner announced his engagement to 27-year-old Francesca Pascale.
Francesca, how has having a famous author mother affected your decision to become a writer, and your writing itself?
It was Francesca and Paolo, in the story, reading together at the crisis of their fate.
He promised to send Francesca eight sequins to pay her rent.
He returned to London, and with one of his young acquaintances, an American—he called her Francesca—paid many calls.
Francesca saw Paolo arrive, and imagined she beheld her future husband.
He drew her to him, reluctant, and the pained look which Francesca knew so well came into his face.