Loving Frank

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Sceptre, 2008 - Architects - 362 pages
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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
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Interesting premise. - LibraryThing
I didn't find this to be an amazing love story. - LibraryThing
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This was a birthday gift from a friend who knows i love Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and that i am an avid fiction reader. And away i went.....realizing immediately that i knew virtually nothing ... Read full review

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

You don't have to know much about Frank Lloyd Wright or be "into" architecture to enjoy this book which is a fascinating look at the history and culture in the early 1900's as well as a complicated ... 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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