Loving Frank (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

by Nancy Horan

Random House Publishing Group | November 12, 2012 | Kobo Edition (eBook) |

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This new deluxe eBook edition features more than sixty-five additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader's Circle bonus content, which is sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere.

"A transforming drama . . . truly artful fiction."-The New York Times

"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 tries 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.

"A beautifully orchestrated rendering of the affair and the inner lives of two love-torn principals. Understated yet dramatic, painstaking and convincing, this is fiction with the heft of truth."-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"In Mamah, Horan creates an unforgettably complex heroine."-
The Washington Post

"A staggering read, a complex tale of the love affair between two eccentric, intelligent and unforgettable characters. Though it is very much a literary novel, sparks fly off the page."-
Rocky Mountain News

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 12, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345541030

ISBN - 13: 9780345541031

Mix a brilliant, attractive and engaging architect – read Frank Lloyd Wright – with a beautiful, intelligent and feeling-trapped housewife and you have the basis for romantic combustion. Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan, is the novelized biography of this very affair. In the early 1900’s Frank Lloyd Wright was a confident but still relatively unknown architect. Hired by his good friends, the Cheneys, to design their family home, it isn’t long before Mamah Cheney and Frank are caught up in a steamy affair. So passionate and scandalous is their relationship that they feel compelled to leave their families and run off to Europe. But this is no predictable tawdry affair. Mamah Cheney is the driving force behind this story. As she struggles to reconcile her emotions of guilt and loss along with her intellectual restlessness, Mamah draws us in to her tempestuous relationship with Frank as well as a fascinating relationship with the leading feminist of the day. Eventually, Frank and Mamah settle in Wisconsin. Frank’s brilliance is constantly undermined by his own narcissistic behaviour, both of which influence and shape the life they have together. But there is no doubt about their commitment to each other, nor its endurance until an event too tragic to anticipate brings their relationship to an end. This is Nancy Horan’s first novel and it is an assured and smart debut. The writing is rich and the story beautifully and seamlessly blends both fact and fiction. A truly wonderful and engaging read.

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Loving Frank (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel

by Nancy Horan

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: November 12, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345541030

ISBN - 13: 9780345541031

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This new deluxe eBook edition features more than sixty-five additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Reader's Circle bonus content, which is sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere.

"A transforming drama . . . truly artful fiction."-The New York Times

"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 tries 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.

"A beautifully orchestrated rendering of the affair and the inner lives of two love-torn principals. Understated yet dramatic, painstaking and convincing, this is fiction with the heft of truth."-Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"In Mamah, Horan creates an unforgettably complex heroine."-
The Washington Post

"A staggering read, a complex tale of the love affair between two eccentric, intelligent and unforgettable characters. Though it is very much a literary novel, sparks fly off the page."-
Rocky Mountain News
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