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Nancy Horan - A ​csillagos, nagy ég alatt
A ​harmincöt éves, gyönyörű Fannyt szörnyű családi tragédia éri. Franciaország festői szépségű vidékén, művészek között próbál kilábalni mély depressziójából. Itt találkozik az életvidám, energikus skót fiatalemberrel, a nála tíz évvel fiatalabb Louisszal, aki első látásra beleszeret a független, határozott amerikai asszonyba. Fanny eleinte nem igazán vonzódik a nyúlánk, fiatal ügyvédhez, akinek minden vágya, hogy az írásnak szentelhesse az életét. Louis ellenállhatatlan charme-jának azonban idővel képtelen ellenállni, és szenvedélyes viszonyba bonyolódik vele. Mindeközben végig kétségek között vergődik: el merje-e engedni boldogtalan, ámde jól megszokott életét, hogy fejest ugorjon a bizonytalan jövőbe? Nancy Horan gyönyörű regénye egy valószerűtlen, mégis igaz szerelem története, amely A kincses sziget, valamint a Dr. Jekyll és Mr. Hyde különös esete híres írója, Robert Louis Stevenson és Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne között szövődött, és egészen a sírig tartott.

Nancy Horan - Loving ​Frank
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. Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story.

Nancy Horan - Under ​the Wide and Starry Sky
The ​much-anticipated second novel by the author of Loving Frank, the beloved New York Times bestseller, this new work tells the incredible story of the passionate, turbulent relationship between Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and his wild-tempered American wife, Fanny. 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.

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