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

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

byNancy Horan

Kobo ebook | November 12, 2012

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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***

Title:Loving Frank (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 12, 2012Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345541030

ISBN - 13:9780345541031

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from 2 out of 10 Thi was a very difficult book to get into. Very slow and not a book I woul recommend.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling A great read. I didn't know what to expect as it was a book club read and I was unfamiliar with the author. As I was reading the book it seemed familiar to me. Turns out it is based on the true story of Frank Lloyd Wright and his married lover and I'm familiar with the story because the basic facts covered actually happened. Tragic story that is well told.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a story! An excellent addition to your library.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't finish it This wasnt the book for me. I couldn't really get into it. Very slow
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Haunted me for a long time... I lost my best friend's trust in my book recommendations over this book...because it was too sad for her. But the very fact that this was a true story, and a brutally sad story, made it a great book for me. It's not an easy book, but just heart-wrenching in the limited choices for women of Mamah's time. Made me realize how lucky I am to be a woman in this time period. Still haunts me.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A budding feminist meets Frank Lloyd Wright Not being one to read love stories, I didn't expect to like this book but it surprised me. I enjoyed following the central character's development as she tries to redefine who she is and struggles as an intelligent woman with her place in the world.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving Frank This was a real page turner based on a true life couple. Don't look them up on the internet before reading the book however. Just read it.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving Oneself Enlightening, great perspective on self, love, marriage and tragedy!
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written book from beginning to end. Women have Come a long way since the late 1800's.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The cost of loving a genius When Frank fell for Mamah, it was like white lightening - blindingly fast and very public. While it surely shocked Chicago society and damaged Frank Lloyd Wright's reputation, his career was not brought to a standstill. He would go on to create Taliesin the home that would become his standard. And Mamah Borthwick would find her heart in the translation of some of the women's movements greatest words. Nancy Horan has re-created their world so perfectly, that I found myself so completely drawn into it, it is hard to leave. I think this is one of those books that I will remember forever.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing and Frustrating This book was intriguing in the beginning and then about 1/4 of the way in became frustrating and difficult to read. At some points I had to force myself to read the book. There were also points of the book that i was extremely frustrated with the story. I would never read this book again. Buy another book.
Date published: 2010-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing! I was expecting to read some interesting information on Frank Lloyd Wright , but what I got was a "romance gone wrong" story. I was shocked by the ending and it precipitated me to read and find out more about Wright.
Date published: 2009-10-22