Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick:  Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
Due out: Janjuary 21, 2014

Synopsis take from GoodReads:
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.

6 comments:

Les said...

I had no idea Horan had a new book in the works! I thought Loving Frank was terrific and can't wait to get my paws on this one! Funny how there are so many new historical novels about famous couples. I recently read The Aviator's Wife, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for the heads-up on this one!

Christina T said...

This sounds like a fascinating story. I don't remember much about Robert Louis Stevenson's life so I'd learn a lot by reading it too. Great pick!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I enjoyed Loving Frank, and honestly hadn't made the connection when I first learned about this one --great pick.

Jill said...

I absolutely adored Loving Frank...this one's on my list, too. Can't wait!

Shane Morgan said...

Really great pick. Love the cover art and description. This sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Wednesday!

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Belle Read said...

I have been waiting for this one too. I hope that we both love it.
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