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Horan, Nancy

Overview
Works: 11 works in 117 publications in 8 languages and 8,842 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Love stories  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3608.O725, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Horan
Loving Frank : a novel by Nancy Horan( Book )

57 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,750 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 )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,342 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.In her masterful 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"--
Loving Frank a novel by Nancy Horan( Recording )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 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
Under the wide and starry sky a novel by Nancy Horan( Recording )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,035 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.In her masterful 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"--
A novel by Nancy Horan( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scandal that rocked society and defied convention
Kein Blick zurück : Roman by Nancy Horan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

READS-TO-GO [bookclub kit for loving Frank: a novel]( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English 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
Loving Frank [kit] : a novel by Nancy Horan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney fall in love, abandon their spouses and children in Chicago, and run away to Europe in 1909. Their five years together are marked by Mamah's feminist ambitions, her conflicting emotions, and the tragic, unforeseen end of their relationship
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
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

Nancy Horan American novelist

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