Loving Frank

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Sceptre, 2008 - Architects - 362 pages
12 Reviews
ROMANTIC FICTION. 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, and a timeless love story.

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LOVING FRANK

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Journalist Horan's debut novel reflects her fascination with the brilliant, erratic architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his scandalous love affair with a married woman and mother of two.The book ... Read full review

beautifully written

User Review  - deannap - Overstock.com

I hated for this book to end. It was beautifully written. As a historical fiction novel it was wellresearched and invited the reader into the era. Loved it! Everyone Ive shared it with has loved it as well! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Nancy Horan is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications. Loving Frank is her first novel. She lived most of her life in Oak Park, IL - on the same street as the Cheney house - until her recent move to Puget Sound.

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