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9780340963371

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Loving Frank

by Nancy Horan

Category: Fiction / G - I
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 12 June 2008
Number of pages: 432
Prizes: Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Waterstone's New Writer of the Year 2009.

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Abandoning their families and reputations, the lovers fled to Europe and exile. Mamah's actions branded her an unnatural mother and society relished her persecution. For the rest of her life Mamah paid an extraordinary price for moving outside society's rules, in a time that was unforgiving of a woman's quest for fulfilment and personal happiness. Headstrong and honest, her love for Frank was unstoppable. This portrait of her life as his muse and soulmate is a moving, passionate and timeless love story.

What the papers say:
'Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It's mesmerizing and fascinating filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency.' -- Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light 'This graceful, assured first novel ... is engrossing, provocative reading.' -- Scott Turow 'A riveting historical novel.' -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Author's Biography:
Nancy Horan is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications. Loving Frank is her first novel. She lived most of her life in Oak Park, IL -- on the same street as the Cheney house -- until her recent move to Puget Sound.

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