Loving Frank: A Novel

Loving Frank: A Novel

Nancy Horan


I were status at the aspect of lifestyles, gazing it drift via. i need to swim within the river. i would like to consider the current.

So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. 4 years past, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the well known architect to layout a brand new domestic for them. in the course of the building of the home, a robust allure built among Mamah and Frank, and in time the fans, each one married with youngsters, launched into a direction that may surprise Chicago society and eternally swap their lives.

In this formidable debut novel, truth and fiction mix jointly brilliantly. whereas students have mostly relegated Mamah to a footnote within the lifetime of America’s maximum architect, writer Nancy Horan provides complete weight to their dramatic love tale and illuminates Cheney’s profound effect on Wright.

Drawing on years of study, Horan weaves little-known evidence right into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a girl pressured to choose from the jobs of mom, spouse, lover, and highbrow. Horan’s Mamah is a girl trying to locate her personal position, her personal artistic calling on this planet. Mamah’s is an unforgettable trip marked by means of offerings that reshape her notions of affection and accountability, prime inexorably finally result in this novel’s wonderful end.

Elegantly written and remarkably wealthy intimately, Loving Frank is a becoming tribute to a brave lady, a countrywide icon, and their undying love story.

Advance compliment for Loving Frank:

Loving Frank is a type of novels that takes over your existence. It’s captivating and fascinating–filled with complicated characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of fabulous structure, and the colourful immediacy of way of life 100 years ago–all accrued right into a tale that unfolds with riveting urgency.”
–Lauren Belfer, writer of City of Light

“This swish, guaranteed first novel tells the striking tale of the long-lived affair among Frank Lloyd Wright, a passionate and most unlikely determine, and Mamah Cheney, a married lady whom Wright beguiled and led past the restraint of conference. it's engrossing, provocative reading.”
——Scott Turow

“It takes nice braveness to write down a singular approximately ancient humans, and specifically to offer voice to an individual as mythic as Frank Lloyd Wright. This superbly written novel approximately Mamah Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright’s love affair is brilliant and clever, unsentimental and compassionate.”
——Jane Hamilton

“I appreciate this novel, adore this novel, for therefore many purposes: The intelligence and lyricism of the prose. the eye to interval aspect. The epic proportions of this such a lot interesting love tale. Mamah Cheney has been in my head and middle and soul due to the fact that interpreting this ebook; I doubt she’ll ever leave.”
–Elizabeth Berg

From the Hardcover edition.

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