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Loving Frank: A Novel (Paperback)

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    I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.

    So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloy......more

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I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.

So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.

In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.

Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan’s Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah’s is an unforgettable journey marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leading inexorably ultimately lead to this novel’s stunning conclusion.

Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story.

Advance praise for Loving Frank:

Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It’s mesmerizing and fascinating–filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago–all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency.”...

Nancy Horan, a former journalist and longtime resident of Oak Park, Illinois, now lives and writes on an island in Puget Sound.


From the Hardcover edition.

Author:
Horan, Nancy
Genre:
FICTION / Biographical
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
377
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Publish Date:
04/29/2008
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9780345495006
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.65 lb
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  • loving frank

    This book will hold your attention. You won't want to put it down. I was surpised by the ending. It is a fascinating story.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • beautifully written

    I hated for this book to end. It was beautifully written. As a historical fiction novel, it was well-researched and invited the reader into the era. Loved it! Everyone I've shared it with has loved it as well!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Loving Frank

    I loved this book from cover to cover and hated to have the book end. This was a first effort by the author and she outdid herself. Although it is a novel, much research was done regarding the life of Frank Lloyd Wright. I now want to read more about him and his life after the period of time covered in the novel. Just a super book!!!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    map44 from Amelia Island, Florida, Apr 9, 2009

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  • Loving Frank

    I had to read this for my book club. It's not something I would have chosen for myself but I am enjoying it. The characters are well developed. I think we'll have much to discuss about infidelity at our next meeting!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Book Club Selection

    I purchased this book because it was a selection for my book club. Although not normally a book I would have chosed to read on my own, I thought the book was well written, the characters well developed and interesting. I would highly recommend this book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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