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Loving Frank

A Novel

by Nancy Horan

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2007, 384 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2008, 400 pages

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Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story

Horan takes on an ambitious subject for her first novel and carries it off with aplomb. Frank Lloyd Wright, possibly America's best known architect, responsible for invigorating and shaping the field of design for over half a century, lived a long and controversial life, dying in 1959 at the age of 91 having married three times and fathered seven children, adopting an eighth.

Horan focuses on a tiny chunk of his life, his years with Mamah Borthwick Cheney (pronounced may-muh). Mamah has gone done in history as the woman who destroyed Wright's first marriage but, in Horan's hands, she is shown to be quite different to the one-dimensional 'vampire' portrayed in the newspaper headlines of the day. Extrapolating from the relatively few facts...

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