Loving Frank

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Sceptre, 2008 - Architects - 362 pages
208 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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wonderful book with a surprise ending - - LibraryThing
The tragic ending came as a complete shock to me. - LibraryThing
The writing is good. - LibraryThing
Overly slow story telling. - LibraryThing
Interesting premise. - LibraryThing
I didn't find this to be an amazing love story. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - olongbourn - LibraryThing

Overly slow story telling. I was eager to read this biographical novel on Frank Lloyd Wright! Amazing architect! That he found love in an adulterous relationship is not as scandelous today as it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

I have always loved the buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, particularly the houses, but I knew little of his life or influences. I picked up Death in a Prairie House and first learnt of Mamah ... 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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