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Breakfast Book Club

Loving Frank - Nancy Horan

2022-11-30 10:30:00 2022-11-30 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our November meeting, live and in-person! We'll be discussing Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Eola Road Branch - Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Wednesday, November 30
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2022-11-30 10:30:00 2022-11-30 11:30:00 America/Chicago Breakfast Book Club Join the Breakfast Book Club for our November meeting, live and in-person! We'll be discussing Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Eola Road Branch - Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Eola Road Branch

Eola Adult Quiet Reading Room

Join the Breakfast Book Club for our November meeting, live and in-person! We'll be discussing Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.

Join us for Eola Road Branch's Breakfast Book Club.

We read a variety of fiction titles, mainly historical fiction, and meet once a month for a lively discussion. Stop by the 2nd floor reference desk to pick up a copy. No registration required.

For questions, please email yiota@aurorapubliclibrary.org.

Book 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.

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 (Amazon)."

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Reading and Literacy |

TAGS: | Book Club |

Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-4117
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Krista Danis

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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