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Plainsboro Library Book Club


Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Wednesday November 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 8:15pm
Location: 2nd Floor—History Room

Copies of the book are available for borrowing. Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

 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. 

- from Goodreads


Meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the History Room.  

A list of the book club's past selections are available here.