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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (39,744 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Horan Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 groundbreaking historical 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 Mamah'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, and her unforgettable journey, marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leads inexorably to this novel's stunning conclusion. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheri George | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this book. Before I even finished it I was surfing the web for pics of FLWs homes and was shocked to to find out what happened before finishing the book. But finish it I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lois | 1/12/2014

    " Interesting details on the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, his beliefs, attitudes, family and love Mamah Cheney. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by N. | 12/3/2013

    " Well, here is one of those instances where I was completely clueless going in to this book. Not only did I know nothing of Frank Lloyd Wright's personal history, I also (shamefully) had no idea this was a historical fiction, which really affected my perception of the book. Had I known much of this was accurate, it likely would've engaged me more. I would've been absolutely enraged with the protagonists (what selfish individuals Frank & Mamah were), and would've been beyond devastated at the turn of events (the end was an absolute tragedy). Unfortunately, I labored to finish the book and didn't care much for the writing style. It took some time to get to the point.... an abundance of trivial details took away from the story. Furthermore, there was never any real emotion in this book... the author seems to paint a very banal picture of what were, in actuality, very emotionally wrought lives... perhaps that's where she lost me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mlj1963 | 12/1/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books; I didn't want it to end. "

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