Our readers loved learning about Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson in Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. It's a winner in the recent popular genre of books about the women behind famous men. 24 out of 25 BookBrowse readers gave it a rating of 4 or 5. Here are some reasons why this wild ride of a story is so successful:
Under the Wide and Starry Sky gives us insight into the life of Robert Louis Stevenson: his life long struggle with a fibroid lung disease, his dreams that resulted into his wonderful stories, his continuous struggle with finances, and his devotion to Fanny (Elizabeth K). Fanny Stevenson summarized her life as "a wild ride on the crest of a wave that rolls and never breaks." From France to the United States, Scotland, England, and the South Pacific, readers ride the crest of the wave that was Fanny and Louis Stevenson's loving, sometimes troubling ...
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