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Horan, Nancy

Overview
Works: 20 works in 104 publications in 7 languages and 7,085 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Anecdotes  Love stories  Experimental fiction  Domestic fiction 
Classifications: PS3608.O725, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Nancy Horan
Loving Frank : a novel by Nancy Horan ( Book )
36 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: 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 struggles 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. In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America's greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney's profound influence on Wright. Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan's Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah's is an unforgettable journey marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leading inexorably ultimately lead to this novel's stunning conclusion
Under the wide and starry sky : a novel by Nancy Horan ( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium -- with her three children and nanny in tow -- to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists' colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated "belle Americaine." Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing -- and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson's charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair -- marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness -- that spans the decades and the globe
Loving Frank a novel by Nancy Horan ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting in Oak Park, Illinois, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society
Under the wide and starry sky a novel by Nancy Horan ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In her new novel, Nancy Horan has recreated a love story that is as unique, passionate, and overwhelmingly powerful as the one between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney depicted so memorably in Loving Frank. Under the Wide and Starry Sky chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson, author of classics including Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. They meet in rural France in 1875, when Fanny, having run away from her philandering husband back in California, takes refuge there with her children. Stevenson too is escaping from his life, running from family pressure to become a lawyer. And so begins a turbulent love affair that will last two decades and span the world."--
Alles uit liefde by Nancy Horan ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De ontmoeting met de architect Frank Lloyd Wright gooit aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw het leven van een getrouwde vrouw overhoop
Amar a Frank by Nancy Horan ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blends fact and fiction in a historical retelling of the love affair between Mamah Borthwick Cheney and architect Frank Wright, who was commissioned by Mamah and her husband Edwin in 1903 to design a new home for them
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman d'amour. Roman historique
Ai shang lai te by Nancy Horan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mio amato Frank by Nancy Horan ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel by Nancy Horan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scandal that rocked society and defied convention
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ai shang Laite = Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loving Frank : a novel : book club in a bag by Nancy Horan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kochaja╠Ęc Franka by Nancy Horan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society
READS-TO-GO [bookclub kit for in the woods] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact and fiction blend in a historical novel that chronicles the relationship between seminal architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, from their meeting, when they were each married to another, to the clandestine affair that shocked Chicago society
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains newspaper articles from the early 1900s that reported on the story of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney--documenting their love affair and the events that followed, photo gallery, reading group guide, related links and additional reading suggestions, trivia quiz and more
Book club to go BAG 51 : LOVING FRANK by Nancy Horan ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nancy Horan: Under the wide and starry sky by Nancy Horan ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Former journalist Nancy Horan writes ambitious fictionalizations of people known only from the pages of history. In her first novel, Loving Frank, she draws Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress Mamah Borthwick Cheney forth from time's hazy confines, telling the story of their long-lived but ultimately tragic affair. From the little-known Borthwick she created an "enigmatic Everywoman--a symbol of both the freedoms women yearn to have and of the consequences that may await when they try to take them" (The New York Times Book Review). Horan's new novel similarly delves into "the opportunities and repercussions of individuals living outside of society's mores" (Bookmarks Magazine) as it explores the real-life relationship between famed Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and a free-spirited American woman who left her husband and set sail for Belgium
Loving frank (random house reader's circle deluxe reading group edition) a novel by Nancy Horan ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 New
Book Club Kit, a novel by Nancy Horan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Drew Horan, Nancy
Languages
English (81)
French (4)
Italian (4)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
Dutch (3)
Polish (2)
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