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Horan, Nancy

Overview
Works: 32 works in 147 publications in 9 languages and 8,959 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
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 )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,467 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 )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,800 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"--
Under the wide and starry sky : a novel by Nancy Horan( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,034 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 )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 986 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( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 627 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
Under the wide and starry sky : a novel by Nancy Horan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 103 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 )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 101 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 63 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
Ai shang lai te by Nancy Horan( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sotto un immenso cielo di stelle by Nancy Horan( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mio amato Frank by Nancy Horan( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel by Nancy Horan( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scandal that rocked society and defied convention
Under the wide and starry sky : a novel by Nancy Horan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 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"--
Kein Blick zurück : Roman by Nancy Horan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alles uit liefde by Nancy Horan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 7 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
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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 Stevenson by Nancy Horan( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kochając 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
Kärleken till Frank : roman by Nancy Horan( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving Frank (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition) : a Novel by Nancy Horan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- "A transforming drama ... truly artful fiction."? -- "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."? "In Mamah, Horan creates an unforgettably complex heroine."?"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 News
 
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Drew Horan, Nancy

Nancy Horan American novelist

Nancy Horan Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Nancy Horan novelista estadounidense

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