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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A well researched and written book. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Melody - Goodreads

Interesting story of Frank Lloyd Wright and his partner Mamah Borthwick. I am not as familiar with FLW as I should be, so this was a good introduction to him. Spent sometime on the web looking at his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sherri Fanger McInnes - Goodreads

Reading this book was a strange exercise for me. I don't know if I've ever read a book like this one where I liked the main character so well, and yet found some of her actions horrible and ... 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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