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Loving Frank By Nancy Horan

Loving Frank
by Nancy Horan

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The international bestseller. When renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright ran off in the early 1900s with Mameh Cheney, his client's wife, polite Chicago society was shocked. While both abandoned their children, it was Mameh who paid society's price - a price that had shocking consequences.
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Loving Frank Summary


Loving Frank: the scandalous love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mameh Cheney by Nancy Horan

In the internationally bestselling vein of The Paris Wife and Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald this biographical novel is set in the early 1900s when polite Chicago society was rocked by terrible scandal when renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, ran off with Mamah Cheney, a client's wife.

Abandoning their families and reputations, the lovers fled to Europe and exile. Mamah's actions branded her an unnatural mother and society relished her persecution.

For the rest of her life Mamah paid an extraordinary price for moving outside society's rules, in a time that was unforgiving of a woman's quest for fulfilment and personal happiness. Headstrong and honest, her love for Frank was unstoppable. This portrait of her life as his muse and soulmate is a moving, passionate and timeless love story with a shocking conclusion.

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Loving Frank Reviews


Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It's mesmerizing and fascinating filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency. * Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light *
This graceful, assured first novel . . . is engrossing, provocative reading. * Scott Turow *
A riveting historical novel. * Seattle Post-Intelligencer *
Horan does an impressive job of rescuing Mamah from the footnotes of history . . . This compelling read sheds light on an ill-fated relationship from the foundations up * Independent *
Outstanding... Nancy Horan has found an untold tale of a famous couple that rocked society at the start of the last century, and she tells it with gut wrenching raw emotion that could not fail to stir even the hardest heart. * Daily Mail *
Enthralling * New York Times *
A novel of impressive scope and ambition * Washington Post *

About Nancy Horan


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.Her latest novel Under the Wide and Starry Sky tells the story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny.

Additional information

GOR000953413
Loving Frank: the scandalous love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mameh Cheney by Nancy Horan
Nancy Horan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2008-07-01
432
0340919442
9780340919446
Short-listed for Galaxy British Book Awards: Waterstone's New Writer of the Year 2009
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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